Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Chinese Taipei
Information received on 21/01/2020 from Dr Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 160
Date of start of the event 07/01/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 11/01/2015
Report date 20/01/2020
Date submitted to OIE 21/01/2020
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 the whole 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)
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Follow-up report No. 5 (21/01/2015)
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New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 (2020-tp-1) Wanhua District, Taipei City
Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Slaughterhouse
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 20 2 0 20 0
Affected population Native Chickens(2020-tp-1)
Outbreak 2 (2020-yl-1) Citong Township, Yunlin County
Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8155 1178 1178 6977 0
Affected population Native Chickens(2020-yl-1)
Outbreak 3 (2020-yl-2) Yuanchang Township, Yilan County
Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 15083 1033 1033 14050 0
Affected population Native Chickens(2020-yl-2)
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 23258 2213 2211 21047 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 9.52% 9.51% 99.91% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Samples from Yunlin County were sent to the National Laboratory, Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) for diagnosis. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 subtype was confirmed by AHRI. The infected 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. The infected farms in Yunlin County were cleaned and disinfected. Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of the infected farms are under intensified surveillance for three months. Suspected signs were observed in poultry carcasses during post-mortem inspection in one 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
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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 (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 03/01/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 08/01/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 10/01/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 02/01/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 07/01/2020 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 09/01/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations