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2019-12-8 8:49:33

OIE: Equine Influenza, Niger
submited by kickingbird at Jul, 16, 2019 9:30 AM from OIE

Information received on 14/07/2019 from Dr Issiako Abdou, Directeur général des Services véterinaires, Direction de la Santé Animale, Ministère de l´Agriculture et de l´Elevage, Niamey, Niger


Report type Immediate notification (Final report)
Date of start of the event 01/10/2018
Date of confirmation of the event 09/07/2019
Report date 14/07/2019
Date submitted to OIE 15/07/2019
Date event resolved 15/07/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Equine influenza A virus
Serotype H3N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country

New outbreaks

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 4
Outbreak Location
  • Maradi ( Jackou et Tambari, Gadebedji, Bermo )
  • Diffa ( Goudoumaria, Goudoumaria )
  • Tillaberi ( Dioga, Torodi )
  • Zinder ( Zabetan, Tesker, Tesker )
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Equidae 672 188 177 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Equidae 27.98% 26.34% 94.15% 26.34%

* 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
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Quarantine
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures

Diagnostic test results

Laboratory name and type Regional Laboratory for animal influenzas and other transboundary animal diseases, National Veterinary Research Institute, PMB 01 Vom, Plateau, Nigeria ( Regional Reference Laboratory )
Tests and results
Species Test Test date Result
Equidae real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/07/2019 Positive

Future Reporting

The event is resolved. No more reports will be submitted.
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