Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 13/07/2017 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. 67
Date of start of the event 07/01/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 11/01/2015
Report date 11/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 13/07/2017
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
Related reports Immediate notification (12/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (15/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (16/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (19/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (21/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (28/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 7 (04/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 8 (11/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 9 (17/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 10 (26/02/2015)
Follow-up report No. 11 (04/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 12 (12/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 13 (19/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 14 (25/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 15 (02/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 16 (14/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 17 (17/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 18 (24/04/2015)
Follow-up report No. 19 (01/05/2015)
Follow-up report No. 20 (11/05/2015)
Follow-up report No. 21 (18/05/2015)
Follow-up report No. 22 (29/05/2015)
Follow-up report No. 23 (04/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 24 (12/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 25 (18/06/2015)
Follow-up report No. 26 (07/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 27 (13/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 28 (20/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 29 (27/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 30 (31/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 31 (11/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 32 (24/08/2015)
Follow-up report No. 33 (04/09/2015)
Follow-up report No. 34 (02/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 35 (21/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 36 (30/10/2015)
Follow-up report No. 37 (08/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 38 (04/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 39 (15/01/2016)
Follow-up report No. 40 (02/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 41 (22/02/2016)
Follow-up report No. 42 (07/03/2016)
Follow-up report No. 43 (11/04/2016)
Follow-up report No. 44 (19/04/2016)
Follow-up report No. 45 (05/05/2016)
Follow-up report No. 46 (20/06/2016)
Follow-up report No. 47 (21/09/2016)
Follow-up report No. 48 (17/10/2016)
Follow-up report No. 49 (09/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 50 (06/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 51 (01/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 52 (07/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 53 (17/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 54 (20/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 55 (27/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 56 (10/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 57 (11/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 58 (01/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 59 (08/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 60 (15/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 61 (03/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 62 (07/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 63 (16/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 64 (23/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 65 (27/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 66 (03/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 67 (11/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 68 (17/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 69 (24/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 70 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 71 (07/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 72 (22/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 73 (31/08/2017)
Follow-up report No. 74 (05/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 75 (11/10/2017)
New outbreaks (4)
Outbreak 1 (2017-pt-13) Yanpu Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 28/06/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6016 0 6016 0
Affected population Ducks (2017-pt-13)
Outbreak 2 (2017-tp-4) Wanhua District, TAIPEI CITY
Date of start of the outbreak 01/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Slaughterhouse
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 42 0 42 0
Affected population Native chickens in the abattoir (2017-tp-4)
Outbreak 3 (2017-tc-1) Da’an District, TAICHUNG CITY
Date of start of the outbreak 01/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3100 985 985 2115 0
Affected population Chickens (2017-tc-1)
Outbreak 4 (2017-yl-79) Dongshi Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 06/07/2017
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20500 3065 3065 17435 0
Affected population Native chickens (2017-yl-79)
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 29658 4050 ** 4050 25608 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 13.66% ** 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 3 poultry farms in Taichung City, Yunlin County and Pingtung County were sent to the National Laboratory, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) for analysis. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 subtype was confirmed by the AHRI. The 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 a 3 km radius of the infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months. Suspected signs were observed in poultry carcasses during post-mortem inspection in 1 abattoir in Taipei City. Samples were sent to the AHRI for diagnosis. H5N2 subtype HPAI was confirmed by the AHRI. The carcasses were destroyed and thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted in the abattoir. After tracing back to the farm of origin, any positive results will be included in follow-up reports.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Traceability
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 03/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 05/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 06/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 09/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 04/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 05/07/2017 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 08/07/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations