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  • Nigeria - Avian Flu H5N1 in poultry - 2021

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Information received on 01/02/2021 from Dr Olaniran Alabi, Director, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 17/12/2020
    Date of confirmation of the event 29/01/2021
    Report date 31/01/2021
    Date submitted to OIE 01/02/2021
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 11/02/2020
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 No. 7 Gidan Sarki, Nassarawa, Nassarawa, Kano
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2020
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 63 61 2 0
    Affected population Mixed species in a backyard residence; at onset there were symptoms of classical H5N1: swollen wattle head, bluish shank, massive mortality in chicken, turkey, peacock, geese, etc.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 63 ** 61 2 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds ** 96.83% ** 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Introduction of new live animals
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Stamping out
    • 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 (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 29/01/2021 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    Map of outbreak locations
    ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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    Four Poultry Farms Affected By Bird Flu In Jos

    Channels Television
    Updated February 5, 2021

    An outbreak of avian influenza (Bird Flu) has been confirmed in four poultry farms within parts of Jos, the Plateau State capital.

    The veterinary services department in the state confirmed the outbreak after results of tests carried out at the affected farms returned positive for the virus.

    Plateau State director and chief veterinary officer, Dr. Sipak Dawat Shaseet told Channels Television that the birds at the affected farms have been destroyed while officers are on field patrol to monitor situations across the affected areas with samples sent to the National Veterinary Research Institute for confirmation....



    • #3

      Fear grips Plateau farmers as bird flu strikes again
      On February 12, 20219:51 am
      In Arewa Voice

      The resurfacing of the avian influenza virus otherwise known as bird flu in Plateau State has left poultry farmers counting their losses as the virus spreads across poultry farms in the state.

      The poultry disease, which had in the past ruined many poultry businesses had abated as the state did not record any outbreak since 2019 but the resurgence of the virus, is now causing panic among poultry farmers.

      Arewa Voice counted five farms in the state which have been hit by the outbreak, with owners claiming they have lost thousands of birds in the process. Battling with high the cost of maintaining their farms amidst the economic downturn occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, poultry farmers said they are being threatened with the presence of the highly virulent strain of the disease....


      • #4

        Bird flu: FG destroys over 329,000 chickens in 62 farms
        By Vincent Yusuf
        Sun Apr 11 2021

        The federal government has destroyed over 329,000 birds across 62 farms following the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) which has continued to wreak havoc on farms across the country since the first reported case on January 29.

        From January to 5th April, 421,947 birds were exposed to the H5N1 disease while 92,422 birds have died of the disease, which now spreads to 20 local government areas across eight states.

        Reliable information from the ministry indicated that as of 9th April, the ministry has depopulated about 329,556 birds across the 62 farms.

        Dr. Adeniran Alabi, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Federations and Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said for two years, the country didn?t record any outbreak until on January 29 when it confirmed the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State...


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          • #6

            Bird flu hits animal farms in Katsina
            Olaide Oyelude
            1:35 am

            Avian Influenza that attacks birds and livestock was confirmed in Katsina on Tuesday.

            Governor Aminu Masari?s Special Adviser on livestock and Grazing Reserves, Dr Lawal Bagiwa, made the confirmation while speaking with journalists.

            He said the viral infection was discovered at an animal farm in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state...


            • #7
              Source: https://www.nationalaccordnewspaper....d-to-bird-flu/

              Bauchi Govt. kills about 27,000 birds to curtail spread to bird flu
              May 8, 2021 Editor 3 NEWS 0

              The Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, Alhaji Samaila Burga, said the Bauchi Government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the State.

              Alhaji Burga said the Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza, broke out in Bauchi and Toro Local Government Areas of the state.

              He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Bauchi that nine poultry farms were affected by the outbreak in the two local government areas of the state.

              He said that 27,000 birds were killed in one of the poultry farms to avert its spread across the state...