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Niger - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard birds, Tillaberi (OIE, April 13, 2017)

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  • Niger - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in backyard birds, Tillaberi (OIE, April 13, 2017)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Niger
    Information received on 13/04/2017 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 23/01/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 14/02/2017
    Report date 13/04/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2017
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Niamey, commune 4, TILLABERI
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/01/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 40 8 5 30 5
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 40 8 5 30 5
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 20.00% 12.50% 62.50% 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
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Traceability
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Modified stamping out
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    perimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 14/02/2017 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=23551
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