25 Dec '11, 3pm

台湾がブタ1000頭頭を殺処分。1997年には300万頭のブタを口蹄疫で処分。 Taiwan culls 1,000 pigs in foot-and-mouth outbreak:

TAIPEI - The Taiwanese authorities said yesterday they slaughtered nearly 1,000 pigs earlier this week after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease - the island's worst in more than 14 years. The pigs were culled at a farm in the southern city of Tainan after they developed blisters, which are among the symptoms of the disease. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement that 983 out of the 2,667 pigs on the farm were culled, while the rest were vaccinated. The authorities have launched an investigation to see if any other pigs or cattle have been infected, reported The China Times. The deputy director of Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Mr Huang Guo-ching, said the form of infection detected on the Tainan farm was rare, an indication that the disease is spreading. If the farm is found not to have ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111223-0000089/Taiwan...

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