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  • Ghana - 3 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in birds (OIE, September 10, 2016)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Ghana
    Information received on 10/09/2016 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. 22
    Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
    Report date 10/09/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 10/09/2016
    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)
    Follow-up report No. 21 (31/08/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 22 (10/09/2016)
    New outbreaks (3)
    Outbreak 1 Teshie Nungua Estates, Nungua, LEKMA, GREATER ACCRA
    Date of start of the outbreak 13/08/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (17/08/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 200 25 25 175 0
    Affected population 16 weeks old pullets in deep litter
    Outbreak 2 Teshie South Sutsuruno, Nungua, LEKMA, GREATER ACCRA
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/08/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (23/08/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 300 121 121 179 0
    Affected population 25 weeks old layers in deep litter
    Outbreak 3 Near New Kasoa Market, Kasoa, Ewutu Senya East Municipal Assembly, CENTRAL
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/08/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (01/09/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 119 33 33 86 0
    Affected population Multi species (chicken, turkeys, guinea fowls) of varied age groups in a backyard
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 619 179 179 440 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 28.92% 28.92% 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=20949
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