A new outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza, H5N2, has been reported in Taiwan.
The infection was detected on a chicken breeder farm under active surveillance, and was identified as H5N2 on November 15. Upon detection, the farm was quarantined and movement restrictions were immediately introduced.
Clinical investigations revealed that the birds were healthy. The country’s chief veterinary officer Dr. Kwo-Ching Huang has noted that investigations at surrounding farms are ongoing.