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UNFAO: Animal Production and Health Situation Update in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Agriculture and consumer protection department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released Animal Production and Health situation update in sub-Saharan Africa HPAI.

Overview

Situation: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1 and H5N8 subtypes) with pandemic potential in countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Confirmed countries (H5N1): Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Confirmed countries (H5N8): Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Animal/environmental findings: Please see reports from individual countries below.

Number of human cases: None reported to date.

Situation update

South Africa H5N8 HPAI

  • Number of outbreaks* to date: 138
  • Regions affected: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape
  • Outbreaks reported since last update: 19
  • Most recent outbreaks: Observed on 19 January 2018 in Western Cape Province

Nigeria H5N8 HPAI

  • Number of outbreaks* to date: 4
  • Regions affected: Kano, Nasarawa, Ogun
  • Outbreaks reported since last update: 1
  • Most recent outbreaks: Observed on 25 January 2018 in Nasarawa State

* Both domestic and wild birds have been affected

Table 1. Summary of countries with no new H5N1 HPAI events reported

Country

1° Administrative regions affected

Date of last observed outbreak

Date of last outbreak report

# reported outbreaks to date

Burkina Faso Bazenga, Boulkiemde, Houet, Kadiogo, Poni, Sanguié, Comoe, Kourweogo, Boulgou, Ioba, Nayala, Yatenga 21/07/2015 02/10/2015 94
Cameroon Adamaoua, Centre, South and West 31/03/2017 31/03/2017 22
Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan, Bassam, Belier, Bouaké, Comoe, Gontougo, Lagunes 27/08/2016 03/10/2016 67
Ghana Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Volta, Western 26/10/2016 23/11/2016 63
Niger Maradi, Niamay 21/02/2016 02/07/2016 2
Nigeria Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Lagos, Nassarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara 29/05/2017 02/06/2017 800
Togo Maritime 07/06/2017 03/07/2017 3

 

For more details on the report visit FAO Website here

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