Yilan upgrades H5N6 epidemic level

Yilan County quarantine authorities on Sunday again ordered the inspection and disinfection of all poultry farms within a three kilometer radius of a slaughterhouse.

That's after the slaughterhouse culled nearly 3,787 ducks from neighboring Hualien County, which have been confirmed to be infected with the H5N6 bird flu virus.

The birds were intercepted by the slaughterhouse one day after a bird flu case was confirmed at a nearby goose farm in Hualien.

The Yilan County government has also announced that it is restricting the transportation of birds. The county government has also upgraded its level of epidemic prevention and has banned the entry of all poultry from Hualien.

Source: Radio Taiwan International