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Taiwan: Bird flu kills thousands of chickens

About 7,000 chickens died of H5N2 bird flu on a chicken farm of Changhua County, Taiwan, China Daily reports.

There are some 50,000 chickens on this farm, and the death rate this month is 10 times higher than the average. But no sick chickens were reportedly sold on the market, the report said.

"The bird flu epidemic in the farm has been under control. All staff and animals have been isolated but we are not going to kill all chickens in the farm," said Chou-Che Kuo, head of the prevention unit of Changhua county.

Source: China Daily

Natalie Berkhout

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