Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Congo (Dem. Rep. of the)
Information received on 14/06/2017 from Mr Honoré Robert N'Lemba Mabela, Directeur et Chef de service, Service de la Production & de la Santé Animale, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêche et Elevage , KINSHASA, Congo (Dem. Rep. of the)
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 25/04/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 24/05/2017
Report date 14/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 14/06/2017
Date event resolved 02/08/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence 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 (26/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/06/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (03/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (21/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (18/01/2019)
New outbreaks (11)
Outbreak 1 Anguza Pajulu, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 17/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (30/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 45 45 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this village on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 2 Kolokoto, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 19/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 665 665 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this village on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 3 Pongo 1, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 19/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (09/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 421 421 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages raised by the population near the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 4 Mahagi-port, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 19/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6474 587 431 0 0
Affected population Males and females of all ages affected
Outbreak 5 Cité Angomoko, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 20/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (13/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 44 44 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks and chickens of all ages. Ducks are more affected.
Outbreak 6 Umvodu 1, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 20/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1274 1274 0 0
Affected population Mass mortality in ducks of all ages in these villageq on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 7 Kasenyi, IRUMU, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 21/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (15/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10798 2234 2210 0 0
Affected population Ducks and chickens of all ages and sexes affected. Mortality.
Outbreak 8 Muguma, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 23/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (02/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 138 138 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this village on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 9 Kwero, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 23/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (06/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 478 478 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks and chickens of all ages in these villages on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 10 Umvodu 2, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 23/05/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 1192 1192 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks and chickens of all ages in these villages on the shore of the lake Albert
Outbreak 11 Mandje, IRUMU, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 03/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (25/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 29 29 0 0
Affected population Ducks and chickens of all ages affected in this village on the shore of the lake Albert
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 11
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 17272 7107 6927 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** 97.47% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N8 serotype clade 2.3.4.4 was confirmed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central veterinary laboratory of Kinshasa (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 24/05/2017 Positive
Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute (IZS), Veneto, Italy (OIE Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 13/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations