Anthrax,
Niger
Information received on 05/10/2019 from Dr Issiako Abdou, Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la Santé Animale, Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Elevage, Niamey, Niger
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 26/09/2019
Report date 05/10/2019
Date submitted to OIE 05/10/2019
Date event resolved 11/10/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 06/2018
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 (05/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (14/10/2019)
New outbreaks (3)
Outbreak 1 Inabaou Keltamodan, Bankilaré, Bankilaré, Tillaberi
Date of start of the outbreak 23/09/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (27/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 37 3 3 0 0
Outbreak 2 Liboré, Liboré, Kollo, Tillaberi
Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (27/09/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 60 15 15 0 0
Outbreak 3 Niamey commune 4, Commune 4, Commune 4, Tillaberi
Date of start of the outbreak 01/10/2019
Outbreak status Resolved (11/10/2019)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 54 19 19 0 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 3
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Sheep 37 3 3 0 0
Cattle 114 34 34 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Sheep 8.11% 8.11% 100.00% 8.11%
Cattle 29.82% 29.82% 100.00% 29.82%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
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
  • 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
National Laboratory (National laboratory) Sheep pathogenic agent isolation on culture 26/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations