All of the chickens at a farm in Changhua County in central Taiwan were culled Sunday after they were found to have been infected with the H5N2 subtype avian influenza.
Tung Meng-chi (???), director of Changhua County's Animal Disease Control Center, said the operator of the chicken farm noticed the abnormal death of chickens starting on Sept. 26, and notified the center on Sept. 28.
During the control period, the death rate of chickens at the farm was between 2.3 percent and 4.3 percent daily, and the farm's 23,000 chickens were culled and the farm disinfected on Sunday after it was confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic avian flu.
Tung said the season when the avian flu is most prevalent was approaching as migratory birds begin arriving in Taiwan, and he urged chicken farm operators to effectively manage their farms and keep tabs on the health of their birds.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel