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24 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Ghana [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Nov. 24 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N1, #Ghana [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, poultry epizootics in Ghana.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Ghana

Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Kenneth M. K. Gbeddy, Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services Directorate, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana

  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 25 (Final report)
    • Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
    • Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
    • Report date 23/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
    • Date event resolved 04/11/2016
    • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    • Date of previous occurrence 21/08/2007
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (02/06/2015) / Follow-up report No. 1 (10/06/2015) / Follow-up report No. 2 (17/06/2015) / Follow-up report No. 3 (28/06/2015) / Follow-up report No. 4 (14/07/2015) / Follow-up report No. 5 (21/07/2015) / Follow-up report No. 6 (29/07/2015) / Follow-up report No. 7 (05/08/2015) / Follow-up report No. 8 (14/08/2015) / Follow-up report No. 9 (10/10/2015) / Follow-up report No. 10 (22/10/2015) / Follow-up report No. 11 (23/11/2015) / Follow-up report No. 12 (07/12/2015) / Follow-up report No. 13 (25/12/2015) / Follow-up report No. 14  (02/02/2016) / Follow-up report No. 15 (22/04/2016) / Follow-up report No. 16 (13/05/2016) / Follow-up report No. 17 (28/06/2016) / Follow-up report No. 18 (11/07/2016) / Follow-up report No. 19 (05/08/2016) / Follow-up report No. 20 (05/08/2016) / Follow-up report No. 21 (31/08/2016) / Follow-up report No. 22 (10/09/2016) / Follow-up report No. 23 (14/09/2016) / Follow-up report No. 24 (08/10/2016) / Follow-up report No. 25 (23/11/2016)
  • New outbreaks (2)
    • Outbreak 1 - Tettegu, Ga South, GREATER ACCRA
      • Date of start of the outbreak 24/10/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (04/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 900 – 423 – 423 – 427 – 0
          • Affected population 18 months old layers in deep litter
    • Outbreak 2 - Upper Weija, Ga South, GREATER ACCRA
      • Date of start of the outbreak 26/10/2016
      • Outbreak status Resolved (04/11/2016)
      • Epidemiological unit Backyard
      • Affected animals: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
        • Birds – 650 – 389 – 389 – 261 – 0
          • Affected population Adult layers in deep litter
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds – 1550 – 812 – 812 – 688 – 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 52.39% - 52.39% - 100.00% - 96.77%
            • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Quarantine
      • Stamping out
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N1; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Ghana.

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