May 18, 2015
 
Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Asia and Europe (Global Animal Disease Update) (week ended May 15, 2015)
 
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Reoccurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus were detected in Asia and Europe 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 H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 11 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 7 at Yunlin county, Pingtung county and Kaohsiung county. 22,552 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 62,780 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 low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Chinese Taipei

Reoccurrence of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N2, was detected in Chinese Taipei, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 12 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 7 at Taichung city, Tainan city, Changhua county, Chiayi county and Yunlin county. 147,800 birds became susceptible, 69,179 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.

3.  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 OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 12 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 8 at Pingtung county, Yunlin county and Changhua county. 14,908 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 129,860 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.

4.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Israel

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Israel, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 12 from Dr. Nadav Galon, Director, Veterinary Services and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bet Dagan, Israel.

The outbreak was reported to be on May 8 at Hazafon. 2,000 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 13,000 birds becoming susceptible. 1,000 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 and zoning. No vaccination and treatment were given to the affected animals.

5.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Myanmar

Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in Myanmar, the OIE reports.

The information was received by the OIE on May 15 from Dr. Myint Than, Director General, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The outbreak was reported to be on February 12 at Kyauk sit pon, Monywa, Sagaing. 134,284 cases were identified in birds, all of them dying, and resulting in 201,822 others becoming susceptible. All susceptible birds were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown, but a lack of biosecurity was reported within the zone, resulting in epidemiological linkage between the farms.

Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, zoning, disinfection of infected premises, and dipping/spraying. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to the affected animals.
 

EUROPE

6.  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 11 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 Balikesir. 4141 cases were identified in birds. 150 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.
 


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