Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 13/04/2017 from Dr Abdoul Malick Haido, Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la Santé Animale, Direction Générale des Services Vétérinaires, Niamey, Niger
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/01/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 14/02/2017
Report date 13/04/2017
Date submitted to OIE 13/04/2017
Date event resolved 20/09/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (13/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (20/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Niamey, commune 4, Tillaberi
Date of start of the outbreak 23/01/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (20/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40 8 5 35 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40 8 5 35 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 20.00% 12.50% 62.50% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • 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
perimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Venezie - Padova (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 14/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations