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  • Niger - 1 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in laying hens and breeding parents on a farm in Maradi (OIE, April 22, 2015)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Niger
    Information received on 22/04/2015 from Dr Ibrahim Bangana, Directeur G?n?ral, Services V?t?rinaires, Services V?t?rinaires, Niamey, Niger
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 02/04/2015
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/04/2015
    Report date 21/04/2015
    Date submitted to OIE 22/04/2015
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 09/06/2006
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Suspicion, Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Holding Dan Gona, Maradi, MARADI
    Date of start of the outbreak 02/04/2015
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2440 2440 2290 0 0
    Affected population Laying hens and breeding parents
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 2440 2440 2290 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 100.00% 93.85% 93.85% 93.85%
    *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
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Stamping out
    • Quarantine
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padua, Italy (OIE?s Reference Laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 21/04/2015 Positive
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padua, Italy (OIE?s Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 21/04/2015 Positive
    Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padua, Italy (OIE?s Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 21/04/2015 Positive
    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=17568
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