BEIJING (Sputnik) – A decision to put 23,000 chickens to death at a farm in Taiwan’s western Yunlin County was made after an inspection revealed that the birds were infected with the H5N8 strain of avian influenza virus, BAPHIQ said on Thursday.
China reported several cases of human infections with bird flu virus last month. China has been imposing bans on poultry imports from countries affected by bird flu. Curbs are already in place against some 60 nations, including Japan and South Korea.
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