In Yunlin county, Taiwan's top poultry producer, more than 22,000 chickens on a farm in Shuilin were culled with the help of the military on Saturday as part of efforts to fight the virus, the official Central News Agency reported.At least nine farms around Taiwan were confirmed as having been infected with the H5N6 virus since February 6, according to the agriculture council.
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The bird was one in a batch of 2,450 chickens from a farm in southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung that had been sent to Taipei for sale, according to Taipei’s Department of Economic Development.
It was reported to animal quarantine authorities for tests after it was found with suspicious symptoms including swollen eyes; red skin on its abdomen, legs and wings; and intestinal bleeding, decay and necrosis, while being slaughtered on Wednesday, the department said.
In order to contain the spread of the virus, the council banned the transportation and slaughter of poultry for seven days, starting from Friday.