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15 Mar 2013

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei (OIE, March 15 2013, edited)

[Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]

Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry), Chinese Taipei

Information received on 15/03/2013 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, Director, Animal Technology Institute Taïwan, Council of Agriculture, Taïwan, Chinese Taipei 

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 4
    • Date of start of the event 12/11/2012
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 20/11/2012
    • Report date 15/03/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 15/03/2013
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 13/07/2012
    • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
    • Causal agent Low pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (22/11/2012)
      • Follow-up report No. 1 (21/12/2012)
      • Follow-up report No. 2 (04/01/2013)
      • Follow-up report No. 3 (18/01/2013)
      • Follow-up report No. 4 (15/03/2013)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • An intensified surveillance in accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code was carried out for three months.
    • Clinical and epidemiological investigations of surrounding poultry farms within a 3-km radius of the affected layer farm in Chia-I County have finished and no NAI case was observed or detected.
    • According to the aforementioned information, Chinese Taipei declares that the H5N2 LPAI outbreak which began on 12 November 2012 in Chia-I County is resolved.
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Quarantine
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Zoning
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.