Yilan and Taitung set up checkpoints to contain flu

The China Post
Date: February 14, 2017
By: The China Post news staff and CNA

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Yilan government said Monday it had set up a checkpoint on the Taipei-Yilan Expressway to disinfect all poultry-carrying vehicles entering the county, in an effort to stem the spread of bird flu amid a growing outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza virus.

The Police Department in Taitung has also set up checkpoints at the county’s border with Hualien.

The county government’s move came after it established a checkpoint on the Yilan end of the Suao-Hualien Highway, requiring that vehicles transporting poultry between Feb. 9 and Feb. 21 report to the checkpoint before continuing their journey in order to be sprayed with disinfectant.    [FULL  STORY]

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