Information received on 17/05/2017 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 23/03/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 24/03/2017
Report date 17/05/2017
Date submitted to OIE 17/05/2017
Date event resolved 09/05/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Bacillus anthracis
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (05/09/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Damari, Say, Tillaberi
Date of start of the outbreak 23/03/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/05/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 130 20 20 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep / goats 130 20 20 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep / goats 15.38% 15.38% 100.00% 15.38%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Contact with infected animal(s) at grazing/watering
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
LABOCEL (National laboratory) Sheep / goats optical microscopy 24/03/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations