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Taiwan Hit by Six More Bird Flu Outbreaks

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Biological Hazard in Taiwan on December 11 2015 04:45 AM (UTC).

Base data

EDIS Number BH-20151211-51211-TWN
Event type Biological Hazard
Date/Time December 11 2015 04:45 AM (UTC)
Last update December 11 2015 04:46 AM (UTC)
Cause of event
Damage level Is not or not known Damage level

Geographic information

Continent Asia
Country Taiwan
County / State Pingtung County
Area
Settlement Changzhi
Coordinate 22° 33.119,120° 32.926

Biohazard information

Biohazard level
Biohazard description
Disease, agent name H5N8 (highly pathogenic avian influenza virus)
Infected person(s) 0
Species Animal (ducks)
Status confirmed
Symptoms

 

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Pingtung County’s animal disease control officials on Thu 10 Dec 2015 culled 8881 ducks after the highly pathogenic bird flu virus H5N8 was found to have infected ducks on a poultry farm in Changzhi Township, officials said. County officials said the farm operator kept the birds in a closed environment in violation of the law and they decided to issue a fine on the owner in accordance with the act governing the prevention of animal infectious diseases. To reduce the risk of spreading virus, local health authorities have worked with the farm owner in disinfecting the area and launched monitoring and sampling of poultry within a 1 km about 0.6 mile radius from the infected farm, said the officials.

 

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Taiwan Hit by Six More Bird Flu Outbreaks

11 December 2015

TAIWAN – Taiwan has reported six more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

There were four outbreaks of the H5N2 serotype in Pingtung and Hualien counties (see image above). Just over 14,000 birds were destroyed to try and prevent these outbreaks from spreading.

The premises affected included a duck farm, a chicken farm, and chickens in two abattoirs. The cases were discovered after abnormal mortality levels.

 

 

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