Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Taiwan: First H5N5 avian influenza case

16 September, 2019

Taiwan has confirmed the country's first case of the highly pathogenic H5N5 strain of avian influenza on a duck farm in Cishan District, Kaohsiung.
The H5N5 case was the first in Taiwan but was not the first in Asia. The first H5N5 virus in Asia was detected in China in 2011. 
The virus detected on the Cishan duck farm led to the culling of 3,583 ducks.