Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bird Flu: More LPAI Reported in Taiwan

TAIWAN - The Taiwanese veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI), serotype H5N2, at a poultry farm in P'eng-hu, affecting broilers (sentinel chicken).

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 7 on 3 June 2013. The LPAI outbreaks have been continuing since November 2012.

A total of 13 broilers showed signs of susceptibility, out of which one case was reported. All 13 birds were destroyed.

Sentinel chickens were placed on the H5N2 infected native chicken farm reported in the follow-up report No. 2 on 4 January 2013.