Salmonella Outbreak Leads To Mass Cull Of Chickens In Tahiti

16,000 birds destroyed after bacteria detected

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Sept. 22, 2016) – There has been a mass cull of chickens in French Polynesia because of a salmonella outbreak.

The public broadcaster says 16,000 chickens have been killed in Taravao after the presence of the bacteria was confirmed.

Another chicken farm in nearby Papara is under surveillance.

Five years ago, more than a dozen people were taken to hospital because of a salmonella outbreak on the island.

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