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Niger - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds on farm in Tillaberi (OIE, February 21, 2017)

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  • Niger - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds on farm in Tillaberi (OIE, February 21, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Niger
    Information received on 21/02/2017 from Dr Ibrahim Bangana, Directeur G?n?ral, Services V?t?rinaires, Services V?t?rinaires, Niamey, Niger
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 3
    Date of start of the event 21/02/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 26/05/2016
    Report date 21/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2017
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 2015
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    Related reports Immediate notification (02/06/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (29/06/2016)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (19/01/2017)
    Follow-up report No. 3 (21/02/2017)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Niamey, Saga, Niamey, TILLABERI
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 33537 4893 2993 0 30500
    Affected population Layer and broiler farms
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 33537 4893 2993 0 30500
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 14.59% 8.92% 61.17% 99.87%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Introduction of new live animals
    • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Zoning
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 17/02/2017 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=22977
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