Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 03/07/2017 from Dr Komla Batassé BATAWUI, Directeur de l'élevage, Direction de l'élevage, Ministère de l'agriculture, de la production animale et halieutique, Lomé, Togo
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 07/06/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 29/06/2017
Report date 03/07/2017
Date submitted to OIE 03/07/2017
Date event resolved 24/10/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 07/11/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (03/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (24/10/2017)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Maritime,Togo, VO, Région Maritime
Date of start of the outbreak 07/06/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (24/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 35000 3600 3448 3152 0
Affected population Intensive layers farm. The farm is properly closed.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 35000 3600 3448 3152 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 10.29% 9.85% 95.78% 18.86%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Nothing to report.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Disinfection
  • Slaughter
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central veterinary laboratory of Lomé (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 29/06/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations