OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza(H5N1), Togo

General information
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 31 Oct 2021
Date of confirmation of the event: 8 Nov 2021
Reason for notification: Recurrence
Last occurrence: 24 Mar 2019
Manifestation of disease: Clinical disease
Causal agent: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype: H5N1
Nature of diagnosis: Clinical, laboratory
This event pertains to the whole country.

Outbreak location: Legbassito (Belgique2), Zio, Maritime
Date of start of the outbreak: 31 Oct 2021
Epidemiological unit: Farm
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of /
Slaughtered or killed for commercial use / Vaccinated
Birds / 3000 / 1105 / 1105 / 1895 / 0 / 0

Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: Unknown or
Epidemiological comments: Guinea fowl affected in a farm of 3000

Control measures at event level
Domestic control measures applied: Surveillance outside containment
and/or protection zone; quarantine; official disposal of carcasses,
by-products, and waste; disinfection; stamping out; slaughter

Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type / Species / Outbreaks / Test / Test date /
[Lome Central Veterinary Laboratory] (national laboratory) / Birds / 1
/ Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR)
/ 8 Nov 2021 / Positive