PARIS (Reuters) - Taiwan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a goose farm, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

The outbreak started on Jan. 8 at a farm in Da-Lin Township, Chiayi County and killed 3,683 out of 5,200 birds, the Taiwanese authorities said in a report to the Paris-based OIE.

The strain is the same as in other cases found in Europe, North America and elsewhere in Asia in the past year.

(This version of the story was refiled to correct day in first paragraph)

 

 

(Reporting by Gus Trompiz, editing by Michel Rose)