By: Yang Shu-min and Lilian Wu
Taipei, March 2 (CNA) Two farms were confirmed as infected with the highly pathogenic
avian influenza H5N2 virus and another with the H5N8 virus on Thursday. All poultry at the three farms has been culled, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said.
Since Jan. 1, 64 poultry farms in Taiwan have been confirmed as infected with highly pathogenic avian flu and 496,577 birds have been culled, the bureau said.
Currently, the number of farms confirmed as infected with H5N6, a virus transmittable to humans, stands at 11, it added. [FULL STORY]