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.
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.
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
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|
|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|
For more details on the report visit FAO Website here