Rift Valley fever,
Mali
Information received on 27/01/2017 from Dr Drissa Dounanke Coulibaly, Directeur National, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère de l’Elevage et de la Pêche, Bamako, Mali
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/10/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 16/11/2016
Report date 27/01/2017
Date submitted to OIE 27/01/2017
Date event resolved 20/11/2017
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Phlebovirus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (27/01/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (21/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (16/01/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Andéramboukane, Ménaka, Ménaka, Gao
Date of start of the outbreak 24/10/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (20/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 228 9 0 0 0
Affected population The affected population consisted of sheep and goats. Only abortions were previously observed in sampled animals.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 228 9 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 3.95% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Abortions were reported one to two months before sampling. Samples were taken in animals that have aborted.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep / goats IgM-capture ELISA 16/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations