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  • Nigeria - Kano Govt. announces resurfacing of bird flu in the state - December 15, 2016 - OIE confirmation of H5N8 strain

    Publish Date: Dec 15 2016

    Kano State Government on Wednesday announced the resurfacing of bird flu in the state. Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano. Bawa said the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms in the state.

    He said the affected farm had been depopulated while stringent measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease. “The state government has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the disease to other farms within the state,” Bawa said. He said part of the measures taken to check the spread of the disease include disinfection of the affected farm and routine surveillance of other farms. Bawa called on farmers to immediately report to the appropriate authority outbreak of the disease in their respective farms to enable government take prompt action.

    “I am using this opportunity to advise farmers to immediately report any outbreak of the disease to enable government take prompt response.” On inadequate number of veterinarians, the director urged the government to employ more for effective supervision of abattoirs in the state. He said most of the abattoirs lacked veterinarians to inspect animals before being slaughtered.

    “With the exception of the two abattoirs at Kofar Mazugal and Bachirawa, others have no meat Inspectors. “So, there is need to have veterinarians to supervise abattoirs in each of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state,” he said.




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    H5N8 strain....


    nformation received on 17/12/2016 from Dr Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 19/11/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 16/12/2016
    Report date 17/12/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 17/12/2016
    Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N8
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Danbare, Kumbotso, KANO
    Date of start of the outbreak 19/11/2016
    Outbreak status Resolved (17/12/2016)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 250 15 15 235 0
    Affected population Mix birds species in free range: guinea fowls, turkeys and pigeons.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 250 15 15 235 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 6.00% 6.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Introduction of new live animals
    Epidemiological comments The owner purchased birds from a local market.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Veterinary Research Institute (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 16/12/2016 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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      Bird flu: Kano state Govt kills 9,000 birds

      Published on December 29, 2016 Chicken contaminated with bird flu

      The Kano State government said it has so far killed 9,000 birds since bird flu resurfaced in the state two weeks ago.
      Dr Shehu Bawa, the Director in the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, made the disclosure on Thursday in Kano.
      He said that the birds were killed in two poultry farms that had been infected with the disease in the state.
      He added that “as I am talking to you now, only two farms were hit by the disease and the farms had since been depopulated.
      “We killed 500 birds in the first farm, while 8,500 were killed in the second farm.”
      Bawa said the ministry would intensify surveillance and disinfection of other farms to check the spread of the disease, and would continue to sensitise farmers on the need for them to ensure clean environment.
      He urged Federal Government to pay compensation to farmers who lost their birds in 2015 as the affected farmers were yet to receive anything from government.
      He emphasised the need for government to compensate the affected farmers in view of the economic situation in the country.
      “The payment will greatly assist in checking the spread of the disease as they (poultry farmers) will promptly report outbreak of the disease to government since they know they will get compensation.
      “Even if they are not fully compensated, Federal Government should assist affected farmers to alleviate their sufferings.”http://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2016/12...ls-9000-birds/
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        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Nigeria
        Information received on 08/02/2017 from Dr Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 2
        Date of start of the event 19/11/2016
        Date of confirmation of the event 16/12/2016
        Report date 08/02/2017
        Date submitted to OIE 08/02/2017
        Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N8
        Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        Related reports Immediate notification (17/12/2016)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (26/12/2016)
        Follow-up report No. 2 (08/02/2017)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Sabon Gari, LBM, Sabon Gari, KANO
        Date of start of the outbreak 11/01/2017
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Livestock market
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 4 4 0 0 0
        Affected population Four tracheal samples collected from 4 ducks as trace back on the reported H5N8.
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 4 4 0 0 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Epidemiological comments Different species of birds are sold in the market.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Disinfection / Disinfestation
        • Traceability
        • Quarantine
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 26/01/2017 Positive
        National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds virus isolation 26/01/2017 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=22768
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