Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Cote D'Ivoire: Highly pathogenic avian influenza

16 October, 2009 H5N1 virus was diagnosed in wild birds in Cocody township, Abidjan.
The diagnosis was made on Corvus albicollis (white-necked ravens) that died suddenly while they were flying over the Secondary school located at Cocody in Abidjan. Nine birds were found positive. The school was closed for 3 days. The staff having handled the birds is under medical supervision.
The site and its surroundings have been completely disinfected.
A surveillance zone was established within a 2km radius around the point where the birds fell.