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Togo - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in backyard birds, Maritime region (OIE, April 18, 2018)

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  • Togo - 1 new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in backyard birds, Maritime region (OIE, April 18, 2018)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Togo
    Information received on 18/04/2018 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 27/03/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 16/04/2018
    Report date 18/04/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 18/04/2018
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 24/10/2017
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Kpessi (Agbedrafo), Lacs, Région Maritime
    Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 5001 3629 3629 1372 0
    Affected population Agropastoral farm with layers, broilers and swine, and vegetable growing.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 5001 3629 3629 1372 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 72.57% 72.57% 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Quarantine
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Disinfection
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Central veterinary laboratory in Lomé (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/04/2018 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=26463
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