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  • Ghana - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in birds (OIE, August 05, 2016)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Ghana
    Information received on 05/08/2016 from Dr Kenneth M. K. Gbeddy, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 19
    Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
    Report date 05/08/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 05/08/2016
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 21/08/2007
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (02/06/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (10/06/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (17/06/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (28/06/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 4 (14/07/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 5 (21/07/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 6 (29/07/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 7 (05/08/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 8 (14/08/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 9 (10/10/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 10 (22/10/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (23/11/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (07/12/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 13 (25/12/2015)
    Follow-up report No. 14 (02/02/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 15 (22/04/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 16 (13/05/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 17 (28/06/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 18 (11/07/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 19 (05/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 20 (05/08/2016)
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Kasoa, Ewutu Senya East Municipal, CENTRAL
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/07/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (06/07/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 1834 1068 1068 766 0
    Affected population Nineteen (19) months old layers in deep litter.
    Outbreak 2 Ashalaja, Ga South, GREATER ACCRA
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/07/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (23/07/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 451 97 97 354 0
    Affected population 13, 10 and 9 weeks old in deep litter caged and free range local birds
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2285 1165 1165 1120 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 50.98% 50.98% 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
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=20605
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