Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Ghana
Information received on 28/06/2016 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. 17
Date of start of the event 13/04/2015
Date of confirmation of the event 12/05/2015
Report date 28/06/2016
Date submitted to OIE 28/06/2016
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 (2)
Outbreak 1 Amadom Adankwame, Atwima Nwabiagya, ASHANTI
Date of start of the outbreak 10/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (22/06/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4808 3132 3132 1676 0
Affected population 550 adult layers, 575 pullets, 420 layer chicks, 11 young ducks, 16 adult turkeys, two young geese, 45 quail chicks (two-week-old), 60 quail chicks (six-week-old) (multi-species)
Outbreak 2 Accra Academy Secondary School, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, GREATER ACCRA
Date of start of the outbreak 11/06/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (19/06/2016)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 900 812 812 88 0
Affected population 50-week-old layers, 11-week-old pullets, six-week-old layer chicks, adult ducks, two geese, adult turkeys and quails (multi-species)
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5708 3944 3944 1764 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 69.10% 69.10% 100.00% 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