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Two New Avian Flu Outbreaks in Taiwan

19 June 2015

TAIWAN - Two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N2 have been confirmed in Taiwan.

There were 5083 deaths from the disease in a susceptible population of 26,049 on two farms. The remaining birds were destroyed.

The cases were discovered after abnormal mortality rates were observed in the flocks, and samples were sent to the national laboratory where H5N2 infection was confirmed.

These farms have been put under movement restriction. Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted after the stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within a 3 km radius of the infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months.

The outbreaks occurred in Yunlin county, in the west of the country.

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