Dr Kwo-Ching Huang, of the Bureau of Animal Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of agriculture Taipei reports that 8221 layers have been destroyed in an on-going bird flu epidemic in the Chu-Tang Township, Chung-Hua, Taiwan, the OIE reports.
The H5N2 subtype of the HPAI was confirmed when veterinaries noticed an unusually high mortality rate (426) among the layer chickens on a farm near the Chu-tang Township, on Taiwan's western seaboard.
Standard control measures are being carried out, and follow-up reports on the epidemic and the on-going laboratory tests will be submitted weekly.
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