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Taiwan's avian influenza continues to heat up

Published Dec 27, 2022

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Taiwan's avian influenza continues to heat up. The H5N1 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (hereinafter referred to as "H5N1") has reached 12 cases so far, and H5N1 has been detected in 4 native chicken farms, which means that the epidemic has spread from duck and goose farms to Lu Poultry Farm. The Council of Agriculture held a press conference today (26th), stating that the supply and demand of poultry meat is stable at this stage, but it will still closely monitor the epidemic hotspots such as Changhua and Yunlin, and advance the autumn and winter epidemic prevention measures to the end of the year, as soon as possible Prevent the spread of H5N1. At present, H5N1 has not spread to laying hen farms.

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The Council of Agriculture also stated that the supply and demand of eggs in Taiwan is stable now, and there are sufficient reserves of eggs to supply the market. In the future, if there is insufficient egg production, eggs will be given priority to supply to people's livelihood needs. H5N1 continues to spread, the Council of Agriculture emphasizes that the supply of chicken and duck meat is safe Since Taiwan’s bird flu epidemic was announced on December 7, there have been 6 more cases of H5N1 infection in poultry farms, and 4 native chicken farms have been infected. Xu Rongbin, deputy director of the Bureau of Prevention and Inspection, said that H5N1 has greatly affected the global bird flu epidemic. On December 25th, there were 5,550 cases of avian influenza in poultry farms worldwide this year (2022), of which 5,378 were H5N1 cases, accounting for 96.9%. There were a total of 40 cases of avian influenza in Taiwan this year, of which 12 were detected with H5N1. The newly added ...
Source: Newsmarket
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