Jun 24, 2017CultureComments Off on Egg duck farm in Tainan hit by avian flu
Taipei--An egg duck farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Saturday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 and H5N8 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 6,796 birds, the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office said.
It was the 15th poultry farm hit by avian influenza subtype H5 in the city this year, according to data released by the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture (COA).
As of 6 p.m. on Saturday, a total of 1,428,442 birds have been destroyed at 147 poultry farms infected with highly pathogenic avian flu viruses across Taiwan since the beginning of the year, the council said.
The infected poultry farms have been located in Taoyuan in northern Taiwan; Changhua, Nantou and Yunlin counties in central Taiwan; Chiayi and Pingtung counties and the cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung in the south; and Yilan and Hualien counties in the east, COA data shows.