By Dec. 20 (Bloomberg reporter Yang Min Taipei 20) The Council of Agriculture announced tonight the way for the Township farm cases of low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, not the disease for the first time the test results of high material Pathogenic. Experts doubt is Different materials due to illness, with the result that the results of different. Council of Agriculture Livestock Health Research Institute insisted nothing to do with this.
Oct. 21 in Kaohsiung County Animal Epidemic Prevention reported in Kaohsiung County, Township Road, the farm of an unidentified cases, the Council of Agriculture Livestock Health Research Institute of the first results of the test material for the disease of high pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus; again on November 12 Get sick tonight is the material test results released by the H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza virus.
Disease experts question the two materials of different sampling, for the first time for the disease dead chickens, live chickens is the second time, there is no latency, may make a second test to the results of low-pathogenic.
In this regard, the Council of Agriculture Livestock Health Research Institute, deputy director Shu-Hui Li nothing to do with that.
She said that the first sample of the material proper nouns disease should be called "chicken" for the first time since the test is a high-pathogenic, then it should be a low pathogenic than the more easily infected, but the second mining materials disease, death The rate of death is still the normal range of less than 3%, showing that the disease-related material has not the strength of other viruses.
Shu-Hui Li further said that the second test also done a more accurate IVPI intravenous inoculation index pathogenic, the value of 0.89, less than 1.2, it can be a low pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus.
Accordingly, the Council of Agriculture also said that only to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) informed of the test results for the second time.
However, Shu-Hui Li on the response, the scholars said, this is only by analogy, not a direct answer, after all, sampling two different materials disease.
National Taiwan University veterinary professor in the Department of Sui Lai Sau media also questioned if the adoption of the virus nucleic acid testing, the results of a maximum of 10 days can be released, do not have to drag 2 months for such a long time (since October 21 to December 20 today Japan); "two months to do for so long and unreasonable."