Avian influenza – HPAI H9N2 NOT, LPAI H9N2, OIE – Ghana

Canadian Poultry magazine
March 23, 2018
By Canadian Poultry magazine
DATE: March 23, 2018

LOCATION: Dormaa, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana

DETAILS: Notification submitted by Ghana's chief veterinary officer on Feb. 14, notifying an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The reason for notification was given as "new strain of a listed disease in the country" and the causal agent, "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H9N2". The outbreak was recorded on a farm with 16,822 susceptible "78 weeks old brown layers in deep litter" of which 4,225 cases (deaths) were counted. The remaining 12,597 birds were, reportedly, killed and disposed of. The diagnosis was performed by the Accra Veterinary Laboratory (national laboratory) applying real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR), found positive.

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