Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Ghana
Information received on 14/08/2015 from Dr Ben Aniwa, Deputy Director, Veterinary Services Department, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 8
Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
Report date 14/08/2015
Date submitted to OIE 14/08/2015
Date event resolved 04/11/2016
Reason for notification Recurrence 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 (3)
Outbreak 1 Taifa, Ga East, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 30/07/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (20/08/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 39 27 27 12 0
Affected population Local birds and ducks bought in from live bird market
Outbreak 2 Ablekuma, Ningo Prampram, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 31/07/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (27/08/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 706 512 194 512 0
Affected population Cockerels, layers, cocks, adult local fowls and a duck
Outbreak 3 Weija, Ga South, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 01/08/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (24/08/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 2357 957 957 1400 0
Affected population Adult layers and young pullets
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 3102 1496 1178 1924 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 48.23% 37.98% 78.74% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
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 continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations