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Another Avian Flu Outbreak in Taiwan

11 December 2012

TAIWAN - An outbreak of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza in native chickens has been reported to the OIE.

The outbreak of avian flu, subtype H5N2, was reported by Dr Kwo-Ching Huang, Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of agriculture, Chinese Taipei.

Clinical suspected cases were notified by the owner because of the abnormal mortality rate.

The local government conducted movement restriction, epidemiological investigation and sampling on the index native chicken farm and destroyed all chickens as the measure for precaution on 22 November 2012 in accordance with its authority.

The results of pathogenicity tests confirmed this event as H5N2 HPAI. The clinical and epidemiological investigation of three surrounding poultry farms was conducted. No other NAI case was detected.

In total, there were 300 cases, with 200 deaths and 631 birds were destroyed.

The cause of the outbreak is unknown.

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