Taipei’s animal protection office announced that a poultry market was hit by H5 outbreak, a subtype of avian influenza virus.
In order to contain and stop the spreading of the virus, the poultry market culled 304 chickens and was closed for 24 hours to disinfect the area. Five batches of chickens were found to be infected with the virus.
The infected chickens were from the farms in Kaohsiung, Miaoli, Pingtung and Yunlin, according to the animal protection office.
Experts are still determining the exact strain of the virus.