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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei (OIE, March 15 2013): No New Outbreaks

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei (OIE, March 15 2013): No New Outbreaks

    [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 Ta?wan, Council of Agriculture, Ta?wan, 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.