LPAI Detected in Native Chickens04 April 2012
TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza affecting native chickens at a poultry market in Taipei.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 3 yesterday, 3 April.
According to the report, five birds were found susceptible, out of which one case was identified. All five birds were slaughtered.
The specific RNA product of H5N2 avian influenza virus was detected in swab samples collected from the poultry market following intensified surveillance conducted by the local government. The sequence analysis of the HA0 cleavage site demonstrated the causal agent is low pathogenic.
The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.
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