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More Taiwanese Ducks Affected by LPAI

by 5m Editor
11 April 2012, at 12:48am

TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) affecting ducks in I-Lan.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 4 yesterday, 10 April.

A total of 1000 ducks were found susceptible, out of which 20 cases were reported. No deaths were recorded, and no birds were destroyed.

The notifiable avian influenza (NAI) viral infection was detected on a duck farm in the process of active surveillance and identified as H5N2 strain by virus isolation.

Movement restriction was implemented on the infected farm. The ducks were normal without clinical signs.

The positive results of virological tests and pathogenicity test confirmed this LPAI H5N2 outbreak.

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

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Further Reading

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