Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in China

CHINA - This is a Follow-up report (No. 1) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in China.
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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in China - THAILAND - This is a Follow-up report (No. 1) via OIE on the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza in China.

See also: 6 February 2004

Information received on 11 February 2004 from Dr Shen Zhenzhao, Director General, Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing:

End of previous report period: 4 February 2004 (see Disease Information, 17 [6], 32, dated 6 February 2004).

End of this report period: 10 February 2004.

To date, there have been altogether 38 outbreaks in 14 provinces (autonomous regions or municipalities), of which 23 (see Table 1) have been confirmed by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory as subtype H5N1-caused highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the other 15 (see Table 2) being suspected HPAI.

The cumulated number of diseased birds is 137,577, out of which 121,720 have died.

Control measures:

In accordance with the Law on Animal Epidemic Prevention, the local governments in the above-mentioned places:

- have sealed off the infected areas;

- have culled all the poultry within a 3-km radius around the foci of infection, and

- have imposed compulsory vaccination on the poultry within a 5-km radius around the foci of infection.

Up to now, 2,287,000 have been culled.

Up to now, 5,484,500 poultry have been compulsorily vaccinated.

At present, the disease in the places mentioned below is under control.

Note by the OIE Animal Health Information Department:The map (please click here) merely indicates the towns affected and the capitals of those provinces where outbreaks have been confirmed or suspected. It does not attempt to show the precise geographical location of the outbreaks within the affected provinces.

Table 1.- Outbreaks confirmed by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory

Anhui Province Yushan district, Maanshan city
Guangde county
Yingzhou city
Jieshou city
Gansu Province Gaolan county
Guangdong Province Chaoan county
Haifeng county
Guangxi Autonomous Region Longan county
Henan Province Pingyu county
Hubei Province Wuxue county
Ezhou city
Yichang city
Xiangfan city
Hunan Province Wugang county
Pingjiang county
Jiangxi Province Qingyunpu district, Nanchang city
Dongxiang county
Guixi city
Shanxi Province Changan district, Xi’an city
Xinjiang Autonomous Region 12th Agriculture Division under the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps
Yunnan Province Chenggong county
Guandu district, Kunming city
Zhejaing Province Yongkang city

Table 2.- Suspected outbreaks

Gansu Province Xigu district, Lanzhou city
Anning district, Lanzhou city
Jingyuan county
Guangdong Province Luoding city
Jiedong county
Doumen district, Zhuhai city
Maogang district, Maomin city
Shanghai Nanhui district
Hubei Province Macheng city
Yunnan Province Xishan district, Kunming city
Anning city
Shilin county
Tianjin Jinnan district
Shanxi Province Huayin city
Guangxi Autonomous Region Xingning district, Nanning city

Source: Office International des Epizooties - 13th February 2004
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