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  • Shiloh
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    Source: https://www.primenewsghana.com/gener...000-birds.html


    Bird Flu outbreak affects 3 Regions, kills over 11,000 birds
    Date: 03 July 2018
    By Maame Aba Afful

    An outbreak of avian influenza, also known as Bird flu has affected three regions in Ghana, leading to the killing of 11,816 birds.

    5,431 birds have so far been killed by the flu at Boankra, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, while 5,935 have been killed in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.

    In the Greater Accra Region, 450 birds have been killed as a result of the flu at a farm in Tema...

    ...“There are different types of the bird flu: H5N1, H2N3 and others,” he explained, adding that the type of flu that affected Boankra and Nkawkaw was the H5N1, described as highly pathogenic, which was very devastating.

    Dr. Kikimoto, however, said the one in Tema was the low pathogenic, which killed slowly; and so the ministry was still running tests in the country before results would be forwarded to Padua...

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Bird flu hits poultry farms in Ghana
    The agriculture ministry says the highly pathogenic flu has been recorded in poultry farms in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Eastern regions.
    by Isaac Kaledzi 23 hours ago

    Ghana is reporting of an outbreak of H5 bird flu in parts of the country.

    The agriculture ministry says the highly pathogenic flu has been recorded in poultry farms in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Eastern regions.


    Officials said on Friday that over 10,000 birds have so far been killed by the flu across affected farms.

    This is the second time this year that Ghana is recording an outbreak of bird flu.
    ...
    https://africafeeds.com/2018/06/30/b...arms-in-ghana/

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  • Ghana: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Ghana (H5) OIE (6-29-2018)

    Source: http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=27091
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Ghana
    Information received on 29/06/2018 from Dr Kingsley Mickey Aryee, Ag. Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 06/06/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/06/2018
    Report date 29/06/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 29/06/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 04/11/2016
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Boankra, Ejisu, Ashanti
    Date of start of the outbreak 06/06/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 11000 11000 5431 5569 0
    Affected population Cyanotic and enlarged combs and wattles. Conjunctivitis with ocular discharges, reddish shanks, dullness, loss of appetite and deaths
    Outbreak 2 Nkawkaw, Kwahu West, Eastern
    Date of start of the outbreak 18/06/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 2188 2188 504 1639 45
    Affected population A total of 2188 birds showed signs of cyanotic combs, wet vent, loss of appetite, and hemorrhagic shanks, followed by death.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 13188 13188 5935 7208 45
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 45.00% 45.00% 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
    • Illegal movement of animals
    Epidemiological comments Birds from the outbreak farm in the Ejisu district of Ashanti region were illegally moved ot the farm at Nkawkaw in the Eastern region of Ghana.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Quarantine
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Selective killing and disposal
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
    • Slaughter
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Traceability
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Accra Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 21/06/2018 Positive
    Accra Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 23/06/2018 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    Map of outbreak locations
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