Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 08/09/2017 from Dr Gideon Mbursa Mshelbwala, Director, Veterinary Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, ABUJA, Nigeria
Report type Follow-up report No. 16
Date of start of the event 19/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 16/12/2016
Report date 08/09/2017
Date submitted to OIE 08/09/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (26/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (08/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (13/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (20/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (06/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (13/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 7 (20/03/2017)
Follow-up report No. 8 (04/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 9 (10/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 10 (24/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 11 (08/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 12 (02/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 13 (28/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 14 (18/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 15 (31/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 16 (08/09/2017)
Follow-up report No. 17 (19/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Abeokuta, Abeokuta, OGUN
Date of start of the outbreak 04/08/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 100000 150 150 9450 0
Affected population 52 weeks old layers on battery cages
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 100000 150 150 9450 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.15% 0.15% 100.00% 9.60%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Poor farm biosecurity measures
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • 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