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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in China

by 5m Editor
8 March 2004, at 12:00am

CHINA - This is a Follow-up report (No. 3) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in China.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in China - CHINA - This is a Follow-up report (No. 3) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in China.

See also: 20 February 2004, 13 February 2004, 6 February 2004

Information received on 29 February 2004 from Dr Shen Zhenzhao, Director General, Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing:

End of previous report period: 19 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [8], 51, dated 20 February 2004).

End of this report period: 27 February 2004.

To date, there have been a total of 49 outbreaks in 16 provinces, autonomous regions or municipalities. All of them (see follow-up report No. 2, Tables 2 and 3) have been confirmed by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory as subtype H5N1-caused highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Up to 27 February 2004, quarantine restrictions had been lifted in a total of 18 areas (see Table below) where at least 21 days had elapsed since the last poultry had been culled.

Areas where quarantine has been lifted

Anhui Province Yushan district, Maanshan city
Guangde county
Yingzhou district, Fuyang city
Jieshou city
Guangdong Province Jiedong county
Guangxi Autonomous Region Longan county
Songming county
Hubei Province Wuxue city
Ezhou city
Yichang city
Gongan county
Songzi city
Yangxin county
Hunan Province Wugang city
Shanghai Nanhui district
Xinjiang Autonomous Region 12th Agriculture Division under the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
Yunnan Province Chenggong county
Zhejiang Province Yongkang city

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 5th March 2004

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