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  • Togo - 2 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in birds in Adetikope and Adidogome (OIE, August 24, 2016)

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    Health Watch

    08/25/2016

    Health authorities have imposed total destruction of eggs and feed grain in two poultry outbreaks in Adétikopé and Adidogomé. The first lab results indeed reveal the presence of the H5 virus, responsible for bird flu. Samples were sent out for further investigations.

    Other precautionary measures were agreed with the quarantine of the infected area and a more enhanced surveillance of markets including Lome and poultry movement ban for 1 month in the prefectures of Agoényivé and Gulf .The livestock farmers whose production was shot will be compensated by the state.

    http://www.republicoftogo.com/Toutes...ille-sanitaire
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Togo: cases of bird flu near the capital registered

    French.xinhuanet.com 2016-08-25 8:36:20 p.m.

    LOME, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) - The Togolese authorities in charge of livestock conducted Wednesday in the slaughter of infected poultry after bird flu case detected in a farm in Adéticopé, located twenty kilometers north of Lome, the capital.

    Hundreds of chickens, guinea fowl and ducks were slaughtered and incinerated.

    Time is also farmer awareness on respect for siting standards of a farm to avoid any inconvenience to the spread of H5N1.

    According to the Director of Livestock, Dr. Komlan Batawui, following a mass mortality of poultry reported on August 19, the technical services have conducted analyzes in the Lomé central veterinary laboratory were positive.

    He said the slaughter and incineration are the only measures that may define evil.

    Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds and poultry caused by different viruses called type A. It is transmitted from poultry to poultry and to humans and can be fatal.

    This is the first case of bird flu in Togo long considered a free zone.

    "This killing campaign marks the beginning of a process leading to the identification and eradication of avian influenza," concludes Dr. Batawui.


    http://french.xinhuanet.com/2016-08/25/c_135633627.htm
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Togo
      Information received on 25/08/2016 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 Immediate notification
      Date of start of the event 18/08/2016
      Date of confirmation of the event 23/08/2016
      Report date 24/08/2016
      Date submitted to OIE 25/08/2016
      Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 16/01/2009
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      Serotype H5N1
      Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
      This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      New outbreaks (2)
      Outbreak 1 Adétikope, Agonyivé, RÉGION MARITIME
      Date of start of the outbreak 18/08/2016
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Birds 13392 10350 10350 3000 0
      Affected population Semi-modern farm without biosecurity measures.
      Outbreak 2 Adidogome, Golfe, RÉGION MARITIME
      Date of start of the outbreak 19/08/2016
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Birds 980 950 950 30 0
      Affected population Semi-modern farm without biosecurity measures.
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      Birds 14372 11300 11300 3030 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Birds 78.63% 78.63% 100.00% 99.71%
      *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
      • 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
      • Screening
      • Stamping out
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      Diagnostic test results
      Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
      National veterinary laboratory (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 23/08/2016 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
      ...
      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=20820
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-he...-idUSKCN1120OK

        Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:56pm EDT
        Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

        Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome.

        "We are in the presence of the H5N1 virus," Agriculture Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said on public radio, after the strain was confirmed by laboratory tests in Italy...

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