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    Source: https://punchng.com/deadly-animal-di...ians-on-alert/

    Deadly animal disease hits Niger Republic, Nigerians on alert
    Published December 21, 2019
    Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

    The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Nigeria Customs Service on Friday alerted their respective officers about the outbreak of the deadly anthrax disease in neighbouring Niger Republic.

    Alerting its veterinary officers, the FMARD described anthrax as a deadly zoonotic disease with a high rate of mortality in humans and livestock.

    The Chief Veterinary Officer of the Federation, Oniya Alabi, said it had become important to strengthen surveillance systems across all entry points in border communities considering the mass movement of animals and products across the Niger Republic and Nigeria.

    He appealed for adequate measures to prevent the incursion of the disease into Nigeria.

    This came as the Nigeria Customs Service alerted its zonal, regional and other officers across the country about the outbreak of the disease in the Niger Republic.

    The Comptroller, Enforcement, NCS, Victor Dimka, said the alert was necessary to ensure that the disease does not spread into Nigeria.

    The alert notice from the NCS headquarters, dated December 12, 2019, was issued to all zonal coordinators, customs area controllers, comptrollers North-West, North-East, Marine Command, zonal commanders, headquarters strike force, among others...

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    Niger - 2019 Anthrax

    Anthrax,
    Niger
    Information received on 05/10/2019 from Dr Issiako Abdou, Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la Santé Animale, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage, Niamey, Niger
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 23/09/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2019
    Report date 05/10/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 05/10/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 06/2018
    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 (3)
    Outbreak 1 Inabaou Keltamodan, Bankilaré, Bankilaré, Tillaberi
    Date of start of the outbreak 23/09/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/09/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Sheep 37 3 3 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Liboré, Liboré, Kollo, Tillaberi
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2019
    Outbreak status Resolved (27/09/2019)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 60 15 15 0 0
    Outbreak 3 Niamey commune 4, Commune 4, Commune 4, Tillaberi
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/10/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Other
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 8 4 4 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Sheep 37 3 3 0 0
    Cattle 68 19 19 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Sheep 8.11% 8.11% 100.00% 8.11%
    Cattle 27.94% 27.94% 100.00% 27.94%
    *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
    • 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
    National Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep pathogenic agent isolation on culture 26/09/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32014
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