Further Avian Flu Outbreaks in Taiwan

TAIWAN - Three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been confirmed in Taiwan.
calendar icon 15 June 2015
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The outbreaks were of the H5N2 serotype and occurred in the western county of Yunlin.

There were 8894 cases in a susceptible population of 23528 birds, including two geese farms and one chicken farm. All the affected birds died, and the remaining susceptible birds were destroyed as a precaution.

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

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