Bird Flu Cases Found in Taiwan Abattoir

23 October 2015, at 12:00am

TAIWAN - Two further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Taiwan, with one affecting an abattoir and one affecting a farm.

The abattoir case occurred in geese in Taoyuan County, with signs of disease discovered during a post-mortem inspection.

The carcasses were subsequently destroyed and the abattoir disinfected, but the authorities are still conducting tests on samples from the farm where the birds originated.

The outbreak on a farm affected turkeys in Yunlin County.

The outbreaks were of the H5N2 serotype.

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