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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Japan: Suspected outbreak

by 5m Editor
12 January 2004, at 12:00am

JAPAN - A report via OIE discussing the recent suspected outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Japan.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Japan: Suspected outbreak - JAPAN - A report via OIE discussing the recent suspected outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Japan.

See also: 16 January 2004

(Date of previous outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Japan reported to the OIE: 1925).

Emergency report

Information received on 12 January 2004 from Dr Masako Kurimoto, Director of Animal Health and Animal Products Safety Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo:

Date of the report: 12 January 2004.

Nature of diagnosis: clinical and laboratory.

Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 12 January 2004.

Estimated date of first infection: 12 January 2004.

Outbreaks:

Location No. of outbreaks
Yamaguchi prefecture 1

Description of affected population: one layer flock.

Diagnosis:

A. Laboratory where diagnosis was made: National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki Prefecture.

B. Diagnostic tests used: haemagglutination inhibition test positive on 12 January 2004.

C. Causal agent: avian influenza virus subtype H5.

Epidemiology:

A. Source of agent / origin of infection: unknown; under investigation.

B. Mode of spread: unknown.

Control measures:

- movement control;

- stamping out;

- screening.

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 12th January 2004

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