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  • Niger - 1 new outbreak of anthrax in sheep and goats in a village, Tillaberi (OIE, May 17, 2017)

    Anthrax,
    Niger
    Information received on 17/05/2017 from Dr Abdoul Malick Haido, Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la Santé Animale, Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires, Niamey, Niger
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 23/03/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 24/03/2017
    Report date 17/05/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 17/05/2017
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 2016
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Damari, Say, TILLABERI
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/03/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Sheep / goats 130 20 20 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Sheep / goats 130 20 20 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Sheep / goats 15.38% 15.38% 100.00% 15.38%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Zoning
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    LABOCEL (National laboratory) Sheep / goats optical microscopy 24/03/2017 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=23744
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