Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Information received on 18/04/2018 from Dr Komla Batassé Batawui, Directeur de l'élevage, Direction de l'élevage, Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de l'Hydraulique, Lomé, Togo
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 27/03/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 16/04/2018
Report date 18/04/2018
Date submitted to OIE 18/04/2018
Date event resolved 25/03/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 24/10/2017
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 the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (18/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 1 (08/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 2 (07/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/03/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Kpessi (Agbedrafo), Lacs, Région Maritime
Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (25/03/2019)
Epidemiological unit Backyard
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5001 3629 3629 1372 0
Affected population Agropastoral farm with layers, broilers and swine, and vegetable growing.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 5001 3629 3629 1372 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 72.57% 72.57% 100.00% 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
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Disinfection
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central veterinary laboratory in Lomé (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/04/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations