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  • Kenya: MERS Cov in camels in Marsabit

    Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201902220071.html

    21 February 2019
    The Nation (Nairobi)
    Kenya: Scientists Prospect Zika and MERS Scourge in Kenya

    By Verah Okeyo

    As the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) Annual Scientific and Health Conference concluded last Friday, infectious disease expert Njenga Kariuki made a startling revelation during his keynote speech.

    Fearing how close Kenyans live to animals, and the country's fragile health system, he and his colleagues are prospecting two deadly viruses -- Zika and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) -- that ravaged Mombasa and Marsabit counties.

    While none of the 2,300 expectant women in Mombasa tested positive for Zika, 90 percent of the camels in Marsabit had MERS-CoV...

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    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-Cov) ,
    Kenya
    Information received on 12/03/2019 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 (Final report)
    Date of start of the event 21/04/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 08/12/2017
    Report date 12/03/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 12/03/2019
    Date event resolved 30/12/2018
    Reason for notification Emerging disease
    Morbidity 0.95 %
    Mortality 0 %
    Zoonotic impact No
    Causal agent MERS-Cov
    Serotype Not typed
    New outbreaks (6)
    Outbreak 1 Lombolio, Isiolo, Isiolo
    Date of start of the outbreak 21/04/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 198 2 0 0 0
    Outbreak 2 Dabel, Isiolo, Isiolo
    Date of start of the outbreak 21/04/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (30/12/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 128 5 0 0 0
    Outbreak 3 Kora National park, Tana River
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (01/06/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Natural park
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 661 3 0 0 0
    Outbreak 4 Haagadera refugee camp, Garissa
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (01/06/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Village
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 661 6 0 0 0
    Outbreak 5 Marsabit, Marsabit
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (06/01/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 293 1 0 0 0
    Outbreak 6 Laikipia, Laikipia
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
    Outbreak status Resolved (06/01/2018)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 84 1 0 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 6
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Camelidae 2025 18 0 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Camelidae 0.89% 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
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments This report is about the presence of the causal agent of an emerging notifiable disease from research findings.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Institute of Virology, (Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin) in Germany (Foreign laboratory) Camelidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 08/12/2017 Positive
    Wuhan Institute of Virology, China (Foreign laboratory) Camelidae reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 01/03/2018 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=29718
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    -Nelson Mandela

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