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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Letter

Deficient Reporting in Avian Influenza Surveillance, Mali

Sophie MoliaComments to Author , Badian Kamissoko, Maimouna Sanogo Sidibé, Adama Diakité, Mahmoudou Diall, and Mamadou Racine N’Diaye
Author affiliations: Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (S. Molia); Laboratoire Central Vétérinaire, Bamako, Mali (B. Kamissoko, A. Diakité); Direction Nationale des Services Vétérinaires, Bamako (M.S. Sidibé); Pan African Programme for the Control of Epizootics–Mali, Bamako (M. Diall, M.R. N’Diaye)

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Observations and reporting of sick poultry and signs of influenza suggesting HPAI virus infection, Mali, 2009–2011*

Date of investigation Total no. households investigated No. with sick poultry/ no. with information on sick poultry (%) No. with HPAI signs/ no. with information on signs (%) No. with reported sick poultry/ no. with sick poultry and information on reporting (%) No. with reported HPAI signs/no. with signs and information on reporting (%)
2009 Nov 128 67/128 (52.3) 25/124 (20.2) 7/66 (10.6) 5/25 (20.0)
2010 Feb 128 68/128 (53.1) 21/123 (17.1) 4/68 (5.9) 0/21 (0.0)
2010 May 127 47/127 (37.0) 6/118 (5.1) 9/45 (20.0) 2/6 (33.3)
2010 Sep 110 37/110 (33.6) 17/107 (15.9) 3/34 (8.8) 2/17 (11.8)
2010 Nov 124 53/124 (42.7) 7/119 (5.9) 12/51 (23.5) 4/7 (57.1)
2011 Feb 121 57/121 (47.1) 10/115 (8.7) 8/55 (14.5) 2/10 (20.0)
Total 738 329/738 (44.6) 86/706 (12.2) 43/319 (13.5) 15/86 (17.4)

*Information was obtained for 3 months before the interview. HPAI, highly pathogenic avian influenza.

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