Taiwan bans poultry from Japan following outbreak of avian flu

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan issued a new ban on Japanese poultry on Friday after an H5 strain of avian flu was detected in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture that led to the culling of 92,000 chickens. T...

Avian flu leads to culling of 10,000 birds at Taiwan chicken farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the statement released by Yunlin County's Animal and Plant Disease Control Center on Friday, a chicken farm in the county has been identified to be i...

H5N2 bird flu confirmed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung and Yunlin County government confirmed Tuesday an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H5N2 in over 15,000 chickens, reported CNA. Assoc...

Bird flu: Dutch farmers ordered to keep poultry indoors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. Authorities issued the ...

Migratory bird infected with H5N6 bird flu in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The remains of a black-faced spoonbill discovered at a park in Tainan were confirmed to have been infected with H5N6 avian influenza and epidemic prevention has ...

H5N8-confirmed chickens being destroyed in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chickens in New Taipei City that had been confirmed H5N8 avian influenza infections Sept. 3 would be destroyed with other 40 frozen carcasses, said the Council of Agr...

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs in public with other officials to help allay fears following the country's first large outbreak of avian fl...

Taiwan’s Taichung City reports this year’s first avian flu outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first case of avian influenza outbreak this year has been reported at a chicken farm in Taichung’s Da-an District, which left over 1,000 chickens dead last month, Taic...

Kinmen finds smuggled vaccines put in kaoliang bottles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigators in Kinmen arrested a woman, surnamed Lee, for trying to smuggle animal vaccines worth over NT$10 million to Taiwan's main island Friday, said the Coast G...

The Latest: WHO head gives her last address to member states

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the annual World Health Assembly in Geneva (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general...

3 vie for top WHO post in first election at UN health agency

GENEVA (AP) — A British physician, an Ethiopian former health minister and a Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases are the three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organizatio...

Bird flu confirmed in Taipei wholesale poultry market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- Bird flu has now been confirmed in a wholesale poultry market slaughterhouse in Taipei, as five batches of chickens transported there were tested positive for the H5 avian flu, T...

Taiwan issues yellow travel alert for China’s Shaanxi over H7N9 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) under the Executive Yuan issued a yellow travel alert on Wednesday for China’s Shaanxi Province after the first confirmed cas...

Georgia ends restrictions for producers because of bird flu

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. News ...

Bird flu found in chicken flock at northwest Georgia farm

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — About 18,000 chickens were destroyed at a northwest Georgia poultry farm after tests confirmed avian influenza in the flock, the first time the disease has been detected in com...