May 11, 2015
 
Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Asia, Europe and the Americas (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended May 8, 2015)
 
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Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus were detected in Asia, Europe and the Americas this week. The following report provides an overview of the overall disease situation.

 

 
ASIA
 
1.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on May 1 from Dr. Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei.
 
The outbreak event was reported to have started on January 8 at Yunlin county and Changhua county. 37,034 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 94,960 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning and disinfection of infected premises. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
2.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on May 1 from Dr. Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei.
 
The outbreak was reported to be on January 7 at Yunlin county and Changhua county. 21,851 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 69,324 birds becoming susceptible. All infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning and disinfection of infected premises. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 
 
EUROPE
 
3.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Turkey
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Turkey, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on May 4 from Dr. Irfan Erol, Director General of Food and Control, Directorate of Food and Control, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara, Turkey.
 
The outbreak event was reported to be on April 23 at Kastamonu. 127 cases were identified in birds. 35 infected birds died and all other birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.
 
Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, zoning and disinfection of infected premises. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.
 
 
AMERICAS
 
4.    Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in the United States
 
Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in the United States, the OIE reports.
 
The information was received by the OIE on May 1 from Dr. John Clifford, Deputy Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America.
 
The outbreak was reported to have started on December 10, 2014 in Minnesota, Iowa, Winconsin and North Dakota. 19,607,069 birds became susceptible and 1,433,219 birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreak was contact with wild species.
 
Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals. Disinfection of infected premises is to be applied.
 
 
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