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Taiwan Reports LPAI in Layers

by 5m Editor
19 March 2012, at 7:12am

TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported a second outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza in Nan-T'ou.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 2 on Friday, 16 March.

A total of 45200 layers were found susceptible to the outbreak. No cases were reported, and no birds were destroyed.

The notifiable avian influenza (NAI) viral infection was detected on a layer farm during active surveillance and identified as H5N2 strain by virus isolation.

Movement restriction was implemented on the infected farm. Clinical health investigation in the infected farm was done and showed that the layers were in healthy condition.

The results of serological, virological tests and pathogenicity test confirmed this outbreak of H5N2 subtype of LPAI.

Clinical and epidemiological investigation of surrounding poultry farms was conducted. No other case or evidence of infection was detected.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.