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More Cases of LPAI in I-Lan

by 5m Editor
16 April 2012, at 9:11am

TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported further cases of low pathogenic avian influenza in I-Lan affecting native chicken.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 5 on Friday, 13 April.

Out of 1170 susceptible birds, 44 cases and 11 deaths were identified.

Clinical cases were notified from the abattoir. The local disease control center (LDCC) took and sent the samples from the abattoir to the national laboratory (AHRI) for diagnosis.

The H5N2 subtype LPAI event was identified at the abattoir according to the results of laboratory tests (RT-PCR test, HA0 cleavage site sequencing and pathogenicity test) from AHRI.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Further Reading

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