Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Congo (Dem. Rep. of the)
Information received on 01/07/2017 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. 2
Date of start of the event 25/04/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 24/05/2017
Report date 30/06/2017
Date submitted to OIE 01/07/2017
Date event resolved 02/08/2018
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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 (9)
Outbreak 1 Ubongwa, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 01/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (14/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 356 356 0 0
Affected population Mortality in chicken and ducks of all ages in this locality on the shore of the lake Albert.
Outbreak 2 Kalingwa, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 03/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (27/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 67 67 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this locality of the territory of Mahagi.
Outbreak 3 Camp Lendu, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 03/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (26/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12 12 0 0
Affected population Mortality in chicken and two ducks of all ages in this locality on the shore of the lake Albert.
Outbreak 4 Kisindja, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 03/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 130 130 0 0
Affected population Ducks and chickens of all ages are affected by the pathology.
Outbreak 5 Tabeta, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 03/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (05/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 334 334 0 0
Affected population Mortality in chicken and ducks of all ages. This locality is on the shore of the lake Albert.
Outbreak 6 Djupalitho, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 05/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (26/09/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 38 38 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this locality on the shore of the lake Albert.
Outbreak 7 Wikidi, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 06/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (11/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 138 138 0 0
Affected population Mortality in chicken and ducks of all ages.
Outbreak 8 Mukashi, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 07/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (07/11/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 4800 4800 0 0
Affected population Mortality in ducks of all ages in this locality on the shore of the lake Albert and on the border of the territory of Djugu.
Outbreak 9 Djupanyarabi, MAHAGI, Ituri
Date of start of the outbreak 10/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (21/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 408 408 0 0
Affected population Mortality in chicken and ducks of all ages in this locality on the shore of the lake Albert.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 9
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 6283 6283 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** ** 100.00% **
*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
  • Zoning
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfection
  • Stamping out
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations