Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 02/08/2013 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Report type Follow-up report No. 8
Date of start of the event 12/11/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 20/11/2012
Report date 02/08/2013
Date submitted to OIE 02/08/2013
Date event resolved 18/02/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence 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)
Follow-up report No. 10 (23/09/2013)
Follow-up report No. 11 (04/11/2013)
Follow-up report No. 12 (09/04/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Yuli Township, Hualien County
Date of start of the outbreak 19/06/2013
Outbreak status Resolved (18/02/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 11585 20 0 0 11386
Affected population Ducks
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 11585 20 0 0 11386
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.17% 0.00% 0.00% 98.28%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The low pathogenic viral infection was detected on a meat-type duck farm in the process of active surveillance and identified as H5N2 strain by virus isolation. Movement restriction and investigation were implemented on the infected farm. The ducks within the farm were normal without clinical signs. Subsequently, the national laboratory confirmed this H5N2 outbreak as LPAI by virological tests and pathogenicity test on 2 August 2013. The surveillance of poultry farms around the H5N2 affected farm is in progress. Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department: H5 and H7 avian influenza in its low pathogenic form in poultry is a notifiable disease as per Chapter 10.4. on avian influenza of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2012).
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Screening
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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 gene sequencing 05/07/2013 Negative
Animal Health Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 02/07/2013 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations