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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Cote D'Ivoire (WAHID Interface, OIE, 10/16/09, edited)

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Cote D'Ivoire (WAHID Interface, OIE, 10/16/09, edited)

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Cote D'Ivoire

    Information received on 16/10/2009 from Dr Kanga Kouame, Directeur des Services Vétérinaires et de la Qualité, -, Ministère de la Production Animale et des Ressources Halieutiques, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire


    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Start date 06/10/2009
      • Date of first confirmation of the event 10/10/2009
      • Report date 16/10/2009
      • Date submitted to OIE 16/10/2009
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 01/2007
      • Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
      • 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
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Location(s) - ABIDJAN (Cocody township, Abidjan)
          • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
            • Wild species - 2000 - 30 - 30 - 0 - 0

    • Outbreak statistics
      • Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        • Wild species - 1.50% - 1.50% - 100.00% - 1.50%
        • * 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
      • The diagnosis was made on Corvus albicollis (white-necked ravens) that died suddenly while they were flying over the Secondary school located at Cocody in Abidjan. Nine birds were found positive. The school was closed for 3 days. The staff having handled the birds is under medical supervision. The site and its surroundings have been completely disinfected using Virkon. A surveillance zone was established within a 2km radius around the point where the birds fell.

    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Screening
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Dipping / Spraying
        • No vaccination
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • No other measures

    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type Central Laboratory of Animal Pathology, Bingerville (National laboratory)
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Wild species - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - 10/10/2009 - Positive

    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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