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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza(H5N5), Chinese Taipei
submited by kickingbird at Feb, 11, 2020 9:54 AM from OIE

Information received on 10/02/2020 from Dr Wen-Jane Tu, Chief Veterinary Officer, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type
Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event
09/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event
13/09/2019
Report date
10/02/2020
Date submitted to OIE
10/02/2020
Reason for notification
New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype
H5N5
Nature of diagnosis
Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to
a defined zone within the country
Related reports
Immediate notification (23/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (06/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (13/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (22/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (10/02/2020)
New outbreaks (1)

Outbreak 1 (2020-tp-4)
Wanhua District, Taipei City
Date of start of the outbreak
10/01/2020
Outbreak status
Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit
Slaughterhouse
Affected animals
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
15
1
0
15
0
Affected population
Native Chickens(2020-tp-4)
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
15
1
0
15
0
Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds
6.67%
0.00%
0.00%
100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments
Suspected signs were observed in poultry carcasses during post-mortem inspection in the abattoir in Taipei City. Samples were sent to the AHRI for diagnosis. H5N5 subtype HPAI was confirmed by the AHRI. The carcasses were destroyed and thorough cleaning and disinfection have been conducted in the abattoir. After tracing back to the farm of origin, any positive results will be included in follow-up reports.

Control measures
Measures applied
Movement control inside the country
Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
Traceability
Quarantine
Stamping out
Zoning
Disinfection
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures

Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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