Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Alert in Taiwan, Thousands of Chickens Killed.
The specter of Bird Flu (H5N2) at a poultry farm in Yanpu town of Pingtung city, Taiwan has prompted authorities. The loaded chicken was culled.
The Avian Influenza/Bird Flu (H5N2) epidemic, which was seen in a poultry farm in Yanpu town of Pingtung city of Taiwan, mobilized the health institutions and authorities in the region.
After the avian flu epidemic, which was confirmed by local health units on Sunday, December 4, 8,599 chickens found to be infected perished.
Abnormal chicken deaths were reported at a farm in the area on Thursday last week, Pingtung Municipality said in a press release. After the deaths, the authorities disinfected the farm and its surroundings and sent the samples they collected to the Animal Health Research Institute for testing.
Pingtung Municipality announced that northern Pingtung is a high-risk poultry breeding area and the government will closely monitor the evolution of the bird flu outbreak. Within the framework of the measures taken, it has been announced that control and spraying activities will be increased in chicken farms in the region.