Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Ghana
Information received on 25/12/2015 from Dr Ben Aniwa, Deputy Director, Veterinary Services Department, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 13
Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
Report date 25/12/2015
Date submitted to OIE 25/12/2015
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 (5)
Outbreak 1 Ofankor, Ga West, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 27/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (06/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8801 7903
Affected population Layers (87 weeks and 37 weeks old) in cages and adult broilers in deep litter
Outbreak 2 37 Military Hospital Residence, Accra Metropolitan, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40 7 7 33 0
Affected population Cockerels on backyard
Outbreak 3 37 Military Hospital Residence, Accra Metropolitan, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 30/11/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (02/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40 7 7 33 0
Affected population Cockerels on backyard
Outbreak 4 Saki, Kpone Katamanso, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 02/12/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (09/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17461 520 520 16941 0
Affected population Adult layers, pullets, broilers (9 weeks and 4 weeks old), all in deep litter
Outbreak 5 Community 18, Tema Metropolitan , GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 04/12/2015
Outbreak status Resolved (11/12/2015)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1020 107 107 913 0
Affected population Adult layers and broilers
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 27362 641 ** 641 25823 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** ** **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
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