Low-Pathogenic Avian Flu Alert in Taipei

11 January 2012, at 12:37am

TAIWAN - Immediate notification of low pathogenic avian influenza (H5N2) has been given in Chinese Taipei.

Clinical and epidemiological investigations were initiated after cases were reported.

Samples (dead chicken, blood and swab samples) were also taken from the index layer farm for serological and virological analysis, and H5N2 antibody and antigen were detected.

Movement restrictions, clinical health inspection and epidemiological investigation were conducted on the index farm with the results of normal health, mortality and egg production condition.

Clinical and epidemiological investigations for the surrounding poultry farms were implemented and no clinical suspected case or abnormal mortality were detected or observed. Other laboratory tests are on-going.

Further Reading

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