My overnight email has brought me a number of Taiwan reports today. Here's another CNA story from Focus Taiwan: 427 geese culled in Tainan due to new bird flu strain.
A total of 427 geese have been culled on a farm in Tainan after the facility was confirmed to have been infected with a new highly pathogenic strain of the H5N2 avian influenza virus, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday.
Since Jan. 1, 13 poultry farms around Taiwan have been tested for bird flu, of which 11 were confirmed to have been infected with the new strain of the H5 virus, according to the COA's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.
While one farm was infected with a low pathogenic strain of the H5 virus, another farm tested negative, the bureau said.
In addition, the new highly pathogenic strain of the H5 virus has also been detected in four bird flu cases involving wild birds, the bureau said.