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Bird Flu Kills Poultry on Taiwan Farm

24 October 2016, at 12:00am

TAIWAN - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Taiwan has killed thousands of birds on a poultry farm.

The farm in Zhutang Township, Changhua County, was affected by the H5N2 strain of the disease.

Over 5000 birds died and another 23,000 were destroyed to prevent the outbreak from spreading. The farm has been placed under movement restriction.

Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted after stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within a three-kilometre radius of the infected farm are under intensified surveillance for three months.

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