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Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Taiwan [one #poultry #outbreak] (#OIE, Mar. 29 ‘17)

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N8, #Taiwan [one #poultry #outbreak].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, poultry epizootics in Taiwan.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Chinese Taipei

Information received on 29/03/2017 from Dr Tai-Hwa Shih, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan, Ministry of Agriculture, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

  • Summary
    • Report type    Follow-up report No. 35
    • Date of start of the event    08/01/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event    11/01/2015
    • Report date    27/03/2017
    • Date submitted to OIE    29/03/2017
    • Reason for notification    Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    23/07/2014
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N8
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 1
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Destroyed    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 8879    - 640    - 640    - 8239    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - 7.21%    - 7.21%    - 100.00%    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Samples from one poultry farm in Tainan City were sent to the National Laboratory, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) for analysis.
    • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 subtype was confirmed by AHRI.
    • The farm has been placed under movement restriction.
    • All animals on the infected farm were culled.
    • Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted after stamping out operation.
    • Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of the infected farm are under intensified surveillance for three months.




Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N8 ; Poultry; Taiwan.