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Changhua to bolster bird flu prevention measures

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Changhua County strengthened its efforts to prevent bird influenza outbreaks by introducing new equipment on Tuesday that will help keep areas where chickens are raised free of the bird flu virus.

The county's Animal Disease Control Center unveiled two new vehicles on Tuesday that are capable of disinfecting farms where domesticated birds are raised, adding to the four vehicles already in service, said Deputy County Magistrate Lin Tien-fu.

Lin said that while there have not been any reports of major flu outbreaks in the county, Changhua would not get complacent in taking precautions against highly contagious bird flu because Taiwan is situated on routes traveled by migratory birds.

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