TAIWAN - There have been more outbreaks of both highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan.
The outbreaks were all of the H5N2 subtype, but had different virulence levels.
The highly pathogenic outbreaks affected a duck farm and a chicken farm in the Yunlin and Pingtung counties. There were 7113 deaths out of a susceptible population of 22,635, with another 15,522 birds destroyed.
The low pathogenic outbreaks affected chicken farms in Chiayi, Taoyuan and Hsinchu counties. In all there were 25,573 deaths from the low pathogenic virus out of a susceptible population of 141,200 birds. The remaining 115,627 were culled to prevent the disease spreading.
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