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Culls Continue as Taiwan Tries to Curb Bird Flu Outbreak

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on January 13, 2015 at 4:19 PM
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 Culls Continue as Taiwan Tries to Curb Bird Flu Outbreak

Taiwanese authorities slaughtered nearly 5,830 geese at three farms in Chiayi, after 14 more farms were confirmed to have been infected in the latest outbreak of avian influenza that has led to the culling of more than 140,000 birds.

According to the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, the confirmation brought to 21 the total number of farms infected by the bird flu outbreak since last week.

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Further culls are expected as authorities adopt stringent measures to eliminate flu virus from Taiwan. Agriculture minister Chen Bao-ji said, "In order to swiftly wipe out the new disease, as long as the samples collected from any farm are confirmed as the H5 virus and the death rates there are high, all the poultry in the farm will be destroyed immediately. I can say for sure that within the next month the number of infected farms will keep growing."

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