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Taiwan bans poultry from Japan following outbreak of avian flu
Posted on 2018-01-13 16:07:13
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.

The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on
Friday listed Japan as an epidemic region for the highly pathogenic H5
strain of avian influenza and reinstated a ban on the import of its poultry
that was only lifted on Monday.

This news comes on the heels of reported outbreaks of the avian influenza
throughout Japan, South Korea and Europe.

Taiwan previously imposed a ban on poultry from Japan on Nov. 29, 2016, when
a major bird flu outbreak took place on farms in the northern part of the

Taiwanese authorities only lifted the ban on Monday when the BAPHIQ declared
it no longer an epidemic area.

An official from Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and
assured the public that during the four days between the lifting of the ban
and its reinstatement, there were no imports of Japanese poultry into the

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