Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Taiwan: H5N2 found in poultry farm

Taiwan 19 December, 2008

Japan decided to halt poultry imports from Taiwan following a report about a suspected avian influenza H5N2 outbreak on the island.
A large number of chickens at a poultry farm in Tainan County were confirmed by a government laboratory to have died from the H5N2 avian influenza virus last month.
In 2007, Japan imported 5,128 tons of poultry meat and 148 tons of chicken eggs from Taiwan.