Jun 27, 2017 Medical & Health Care Comments Off on Tainan culls 1,787 turkeys amid avian flu threat
Taipei--A poultry farm in Tainan's Xiaying District was confirmed on Tuesday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 1,787 turkeys, according to the city's Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office.
With the heavy rain earlier this month, the virus keeps re-emerging and continues to pose a serious threat to animal health.
The farm reported an abnormal die off of turkeys to the authorities, the Tainan office said, and samples taken from the farm were then analyzed and tested positive for H5N2 avian flu.
Nearby areas around the farm have been disinfected to prevent further spread of the disease, the office said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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