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  • Ghana - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in birds on farm, Ashanti (OIE, July 17, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Ghana
    Information received on 17/07/2018 from Dr Kingsley Mickey Aryee, Ag. Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Date of start of the event 06/06/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/06/2018
    Report date 17/07/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 17/07/2018
    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
    Related reports Immediate notification (29/06/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (17/07/2018)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Atia, Ejisu, Ashanti
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/06/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 6451 6451 2033 4418 0
    Affected population Signs of dullness, diarrhea, swollen face and combs, hemorrhages on the shanks, followed by deaths. By 8th of July 2018, 2033 infected birds have died.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 6451 6451 2033 4418 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 31.51% 31.51% 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 This outbreak is linked to the index farm at Boankra as there was an illegal movement of infected birds from Boankra to Atia. Also, the distance between the index farm and the farm at Atia is only 2.55 kilometers.
    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
    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=27262
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