By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Ko Lin
Taipei, May 7 (CNA) A poultry slaughterhouse in Taipei has been ordered to suspend
operations for 24 hours due to suspected cases of avian influenza, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office said Sunday.
Veterinarians reported the suspected cases to authorities late Saturday and early Sunday after they found traces of the disease in five groups of chickens transported to the Taipei wholesale poultry market slaughterhouse, it said.
A total of 304 slaughtered chickens have been confiscated and frozen at the slaughterhouse for further inspection and analysis. [FULL STORY]