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  • Kenya: 2019 Rift Valley Fever

    Source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/heal...ft-fever-cases

    Test show more Rift fever cases in Nyandarua
    Mercy Kahenda Posted on: 12th Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300

    Two more cases of Rift Valley fever have been reported in the county.

    Tests conducted at the Kenya Medical Research Institute laboratory in Nairobi last week confirmed that two people had contracted the zoonotic viral disease.

    Health Chief Officer Joram Muraya said by yesterday, samples from two other people suspected to be suffering from the disease had been sent to Government laboratories for analysis.

    The two cases are from Rurii village in Ol Kalou sub-county, where the first infections were reported last week...

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    Rift Valley fever,
    Kenya
    Information received on 28/02/2019 from Dr Obadiah Nyaga Njagi, Director of Veterinary Services, Directorate of Veterinary Services, State Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, NAIROBI, Kenya
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 25/01/2019
    Date of confirmation of the event 27/02/2019
    Report date 28/02/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 28/02/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 30/07/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Rift valley fever virus
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (2)
    Outbreak 1 Kihingo, Murang'A
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/01/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 160 4 0 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Shamata, Nyandarua
    Date of start of the outbreak 25/02/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 70 4 0 0 0
    Sheep 140 1 0 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Cattle 230 8 0 0 0
    Sheep 140 1 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Cattle 3.48% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Sheep 0.71% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    *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
    • Vectors
    Epidemiological comments Cattle was the primary species affected. This can be attributed to a high ratio of cattle relative to other species. Abortions were recorded in all stages of gestation.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    • Quarantine
    • Disinfection
    • Ante and post-mortem inspections
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Vector surveillance
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Central veterinary laboratory, Kabete (National laboratory) Cattle IgM-capture ELISA 27/02/2019 Positive
    Central veterinary laboratory, Kabete (National laboratory) Sheep IgM-capture ELISA 27/02/2019 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=29714
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