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Media reports cite three more H5N3 farms in Taiwan with Fujian H5N3.

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More farms hit by H5N3 strain

CULLING THE WEAK:The Council of Agriculture’s statistics showed that a total of 142 farms had been affected by the virus, resulting in the extermination of 89,806 birds

By Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Staff from the Animal Disease Control Center put geese into plastic bags as they cull the birds to help prevent the spread of avian flu in Taoyuan yesterday.
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The Council of Agriculture yesterday announced the latest inspection results of the widening avian influenza outbreaks that hit the nation’s poultry farming sector last week, which found three more broiler goose farms in Pingtung County that had been struck by the H5N3 subtype, after the virus strain was identified for the first time in Taiwan on Friday.
The latest statistics showed that 142 poultry farms across the nation were hit by the highly pathogenic strains consisting of the H5 subtype, of which 57 had been culled.
The viruses have affected a total of 222,896 birds, of which 89,806 were exterminated by local authorities; the rest had died before extermination began, Bureau of Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Director-General Chang Su-san (張淑賢) said.
The tally does not include the 122,000 layer chickens that were exterminated last month at a farm on Pingtung County’s Dawu Mountain (大武山), which was the earliest reported incident, although it was linked to an older H5N2 strain that had struck the nation before, Chang said.
In an effort to contain the viruses from spreading further among poultry — after a chicken farm in Greater Tainan was found to have been struck by a yet-to-be-identified virus on Wednesday, resulting in the deaths and culling of about 17,400 broiler chickens — Chang said that more than 20 farms within a 3km radius of the Greater Tainan facility would have to obtain health certificates from veterinarians for their poultry before they are allowed to be slaughtered.
The rule was originally meant for disease control among waterfowl, which have born the brunt of the outbreaks.
Those who violate the inspection rule can be fined between NT$50,000 and NT$1 million (US$1,589 and US$31,780) under article 43 of the Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease (動物傳染病防治條例) and will not receive any compensation from the council in the case of an outbreak, Chang said.
The results of the analysis on the virus in question are due to be released today, she added.
Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has pledged to clamp down on poultry farmers who illegally discard poultry in public areas, which could exacerbate the outbreaks.
EPA Bureau of Environmental Inspection Director-General Hsiao Ching-lang (蕭清郎) said the bureau has teamed up with local environmental protection agencies to redouble inspection efforts after it came to light earlier this week that some poultry farmers inadequately discarded hundreds of dead geese along the Yunlin Irrigation Canal.
“The intensive inspections are meant to induce fear among potential violators. We will immediately clear away any inadequately disposed poultry from the scene and contact local animal disease prevention agencies.”
Hsiao said the bureau monitors the EPA’s public nuisance reporting system every two hours and would act immediately upon receiving word of any potential violation.
He called on the public to report any case of potentially illegal poultry disposal to the EPA by calling 0800-066-666.
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Information received on 19/01/2015 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 11/01/2015
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 13/01/2015
Report date 19/01/2015
Date submitted to OIE 19/01/2015
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/07/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N3
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (19/01/2015)
New outbreaks (14)
Outbreak 1 (pt17) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 12/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 3000 2631 2631 369 0
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 2 (pt11) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 12/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2400 2040 2040 360 0
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 3 (pt34) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2600 600 600
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 4 (pt35) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2435 35 35
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 5 (pt32) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 5300 200 200
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 6 (pt36) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 1055 55 55
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 7 (pt31) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2400 1090 1090 1310 0
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 8 (pt33) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 13/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2430 2130 2130
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 9 (pt46) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2500 2400 2400
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 10 (pt38) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2380 1580 1580
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 11 (pt47) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 4000 1500 1500
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 12 (pt50) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 5500 1000 1000
Affected population Ducks
Outbreak 13 (pt61) Gaoshu Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Not applicable
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 4736 1258 1258
Affected population Ducks in abattoir
Outbreak 14 (pt52) Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 14/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2500 1300 1300
Affected population Geese
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 14
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 43236 17819 17819 2039 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 41.21% 41.21% 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Abnormal mortalities were observed in 13 waterfowl farms and one abattoir in Ping-Tung County. Samples were sent to the National Laboratory (AHRI) for diagnosis. H5N3 subtype HPAI was confirmed by AHRI. These farms and abattoir have been put under movement restrictions. All animals on the infected farms and being held in the abattoir will be culled. The actual numbers of culled animals will be available when stamping out operation is finished and be reported in the next follow-up report. Thorough cleaning and disinfection will be conducted after stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months.
Control measures
Measures applied
Stamping out
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 15/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Reserach Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 16/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Reserach Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 17/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Reserach Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 18/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Reserach Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 16/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Reserach Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 17/01/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations

http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid ... rtid=16986

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