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5 Jun 2018

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #Taiwan [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, June 5 ‘18)

          

Title:

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N2, #Taiwan [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject:

Avian Influenza, H5N2 subtype, poultry epizootics in Taiwan.

Source:

OIE, full page: (LINK).

Code:

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2, Chinese Taipei

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Information received on 05/06/2018 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. 102
    • Date of start of the event    07/01/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event    11/01/2015
    • Report date    04/06/2018
    • Date submitted to OIE    05/06/2018
    • Reason for notification    Recurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence    23/07/2014
    • Manifestation of disease    Clinical disease
    • Causal agent    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype    H5N2
    • Nature of diagnosis    Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to    a defined zone within the country
  • Summary of outbreaks   
    • Total outbreaks: 2
      • Total animals affected: Species    - Susceptible    - Cases    - Deaths    - Killed and disposed of    - Slaughtered
        • Birds    - 15921    - 321 **    - 321    - 15600    - 0
      • Outbreak statistics: Species    - Apparent morbidity rate    - Apparent mortality rate    - Apparent case fatality rate    - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Birds    - **    - 2.02%    - **    - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
          • **Not calculated because of missing information
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection   
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments   
    • Samples from Yunlin County and Changhua County were sent to the National Laboratory, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) for diagnosis.
    • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 subtype was confirmed by AHRI.
    • The infected farms have been placed under movement restriction.
    • All animals on the infected farms have been culled.
    • Thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted after stamping out operation.
    • Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of the infected farms are under intensified surveillance for three months.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; Avian Influenza; H5N2 ; Poultry; Taiwan.

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