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Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Togo [WAHID Interface - OIE]

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Togo [WAHID Interface - OIE]
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,Togo

    Information received on 10/10/2008 from Dr Batawui Komla Batasse, Directeur de l'élevage et de la pêche, -, Ministère de l'Agriculture de l'Elevage et de la Pêche , Lomé, Togo

    § Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    Start date 09/09/2008
    Date of first confirmation of the event 16/09/2008
    Report date 10/10/2008
    Date submitted to OIE 10/10/2008
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 31/12/2007
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports
    * Immediate notification (18/09/2008)
    * Follow-up report No. 1 (10/10/2008)

    § Outbreaks
    There are no new outbreaks in this report

    § Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    * Unknown or inconclusive

    § Epidemiological comments
    Modified stamping out was carried out on 26 September 2008 in a 3-km-radius area around the outbreak. 7,771 poultry in a traditional breeding system were destroyed or died.

    § Control measures
    Measures applied
    * Control of wildlife reservoirs
    * Quarantine
    * Movement control inside the country
    * Zoning
    * Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
    * Modified stamping out
    * Vaccination prohibited
    * No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    * No other measures

    § Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Padoue (Italie) (OIE’s Reference Laboratory)
    Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
    * Birds - virus sequencing - 18/09/2008 - Positive

    § Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    <cite cite="" >WAHID Interface - OIE World Animal Health Information Database</cite>