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Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei (OIE, August 30 2013): No New Outbreaks

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  • Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei (OIE, August 30 2013): No New Outbreaks

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


    Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry) H5N2, Chinese Taipei


    Information received on 30/08/2013 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, Director, Animal Technology Institute Taïwan, Council of Agriculture, Taïwan, Chinese Taipei
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 9
      • Date of start of the event 12/11/2012
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 20/11/2012
      • Report date 30/08/2013
      • Date submitted to OIE 30/08/2013
      • 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)
        • Follow-up report No. 5 (18/04/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 6 (19/04/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 7 (03/06/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 8 (02/08/2013)
        • Follow-up report No. 9 (30/08/2013)
    • Outbreaks
      • There are no new outbreaks in this report
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • Outbreak in Ma-Gong which started on 15 May 2013.
      • After the thorough cleaning and disinfection activities were completed and the farm was emptied for 21 days, sentinel chickens were introduced again on the farm in Peng-Hu County for 21 days.
      • There was no other flock within a 3-km radius of this farm since 22 July 2013.
      • The results of serological and virological tests reported on 1 August 2013 showed negative results for antibody and virus.
      • According to the aforementioned information, the H5N2 LPAI outbreak reported on 3 June 2013 (follow-up report No. 7) is resolved.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type – Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) – Birds - haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT) - 01/08/2013 – Negative
        • Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) – Birds - virus isolation - 01/08/2013 – Negative
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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