Drop off in new H5N6 cases does not signal end of outbreak: Official
Feb 22, 2017MedicalComments Off on Drop off in new H5N6 cases does not signal end of outbreak: Official
The quarantine bureau is warning farmers that a drop off in the number of new H5N6 cases does not mean the ongoing bird flu outbreak has ended.
The warning comes amid a weeklong ban on the slaughter and transport of poultry that began Friday. After an uptick of reported cases over the weekend, Monday and Tuesday passed without any new cases of H5N6.
However, deputy director of the quarantine bureau Shih Tai-hua said Wednesday that the weather in Taiwan is expected to change in the coming days, bringing back the cold conditions favorable to H5N6.
Shih said that poultry farmers cannot afford to be complacent as the outbreak of H5N6 continues.