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    Cameroon: resurgence of bird flu in Bafoussam

    By Journalducameroun.com - 09/09/2016

    According to a first report, released Thursday by the governor of the western region, at least 16 000 subjects were cremated pending confirmation of suspicions

    We have not finished talking about bird flu in Cameroon. Thursday, September 8, 2016, the governor of Western Region, Awa Fonka Augustine, announced that 16,000 chickens were destroyed on a farm in Bafoussam following suspicions of a new outbreak.

    The new case is the second reported in Bafoussam since the beginning of the epidemic declared in June at a farm Mfoundi Centre.

    The regional delegation of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries was seized Wednesday by a farmer of that firm who had seen the deaths of nearly 6,000 cattle herd.

    According to the governor 16,000 other chickens will be destroyed this weekend if results of analyzes confirm that it is bird flu.

    Meanwhile, Awa Fonka Augustine recommended Thursday ranchers Bafoussam poultry chain to respect the rules of hygiene and biosecurity.

    This new case comes as Interprofession the poultry sector in Cameroon is seeking support for the succession of this sector which registered losses estimated at CFAF 10 billion because of bird flu.

    The Interprofession calls on the government to support farmers with two million chicks 1 day, medicines of around 450 million FCFA and 20,000 tons of corn.

    http://www.journalducameroun.com/article.php?aid=25801
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Cameroon
    Information received on 14/09/2016 from Dr Gaston Djonwe, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l'Elevage, des Pêches & des Industries Animales, Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 10
    Date of start of the event 20/05/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 24/05/2016
    Report date 14/09/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 14/09/2016
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 12/03/2006
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (27/05/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (04/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (08/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (15/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (22/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (29/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (05/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (12/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (19/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (26/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (14/09/2016)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Nzemgouen, Bafoussam 1er , Mifi, OUEST
    Date of start of the outbreak 29/08/2016
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 34400 2628 2628 31772 0
    Affected population Population of breeders: 15, 26, 29 and 51 weeks old. Commercial layers: one week old. Following reinforcement of the surveillance of avian influenza in Cameroon and in compliance with articles 3 and 5 of the Act 006 of 16 April 2001 on zoo-sanitary standards applying to livestock diseases legally considered as contagious and subjected to compulsory reporting, the owners of the poultry farm reported high mortality within the breeders rearing facilities.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 34400 2628 2628 31772 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 7.64% 7.64% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation staff from the Veterinary services in the western region and the Epidemiological surveillance network (RESCAM) performed sampling for analysis and implemented protective measures in compliance with Act 006 of 16 April 2001 on zoo-sanitary standards applying to livestock diseases legally considered as contagious and subjected to compulsory reporting, and to the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Dipping / Spraying
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Zoning
    • 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
    National veterinary laboratory (LANAVET) (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/09/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=20970
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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