Reports out of China have been fairly subdued the past month or so - likely due to reduced late summer bird flu activity - but also likely due in part to an extended holiday (National Day Golden Week) held in the first week of October and to the politically sensitive closed-door sessions of the 19th CCP Congress, which is set to begin on the 18th.
There is a strong tendency towards not `rocking the boat' during this once-every-five-years session of China's Communist Party's Congress, as many political fortunes could rise or fall over the next week or 10 days.Today, however, China's MOH is reporting an outbreak of HPAI H5N6 at a poultry farm in Anhui Province.
Issued by: Ministry of Agriculture press office Date: 2017-10-17 16:42 Keywords: bird flu; epidemic; Anhui
Ministry of Agriculture press office issued October 17, Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province and County in poultry with H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu.
October 11, Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province and County, some farmers raise chickens suspected bird flu symptoms appear, the incidence of 28,650, 15,066 died. October 13, animal disease prevention and control center in Anhui diagnosed as suspected bird flu. October 17, by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory confirmed the outbreaks as H5N6 subtype highly pathogenic bird flu.
After the outbreak, according to the relevant local prevention plans and technical specifications, adhere to the prevention and control law, science and prevention and control, really good job epidemic disposal, have been culling and safe disposal 30 196 poultry. Currently, the outbreaks has been effectively controlled.
The last big outbreak of H5N6 in China was announced 2 months ago (see China MOA Confirms H5N6 Outbreak In Quail - Guizhou Province).