Low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry),
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 30/08/2013 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 9
Date of start of the event 12/11/2012
Date of confirmation of the event 20/11/2012
Report date 30/08/2013
Date submitted to OIE 30/08/2013
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)
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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • 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.