More Low-Path Bird Flu Found in Taiwan Ducks30 April 2012
TAIWAN - Low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus has been found on a duck farm in the west of the country during routine surveillance.
The veterinary authority sent Follow up report No. 6 dated 27 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
The notifiable avian influenza (NAI) viral infection was detected in 20 ducks of a flock of 9,000 birds on a farm in the Chang-Hua region on 2 April during the intensified surveillance programme conducted on poultry farms surrounding the infected farms and identified as H5N2 strain by virus isolation.
Movement restriction was implemented on the infected farm. The ducks were inspected as normal without clinical signs. The results of virological tests and gene sequencing analysis confirmed this LPAI H5N2 outbreak.
The clinical and epidemiological investigations of surrounding poultry farms were conducted. No other case or evidence of infection was detected. Movement restriction on this index farm was lifted according to the negative results of follow-up tests.
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