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Call Disease Outbreak and Epidemic Response (EPI Fellows)
Programme EDCTP2
Start Date 2021-07-01
End Date 2024-06-30
Project Code CSA2020E-3132
Status Active


Strengthening research and operational capacities for outbreaks and epidemics management in sub-Saharan Africa (PREP-EPID)

Host Organisation

Institution Country

Current Organisation

Direction des Services Vétérinaires de Côte d'Ivoire

Current Job Title

Chef de Service Règlementation et Information Zoo-sanitaire

Students Supervised

Type Name Title University Start Date End Date
Docteur TOKPA Cyril Institut Africain de Santé Publique 2021 2023


Role Committee/board Start Date End Date


Institution Degree Year
Institut Supérieur des Sciences et de Médecine vétérinaire,, Guinea Doctorat Vétérinaire 2014-09-29
FAO, Cote D'ivoire Certificat en Analyse de risque à l'aide de l'outil QGIS 2021-06-01
EuFMD, Cirad, Cote D'ivoire Certificat en Evaluation des conséquences socioéconomiques des maladies animales 2019-07-01
FAO, Cote D'ivoire Certificat de Formateur de l'outil EMA-i et empress-i (outil de collecte de données en temps réel) 2019-02-01
FAO, CDC et USAID, Senegal Certificat en Epidémiologie vétérinaire de terrain (In- Service Applied Vétérinary Epidemiology Training ou ISAVET) niveau de base 2018-12-01
Projet P48, Expertise France, Cote D'ivoire Certificat en gestion de crise épidémique majeure 2018-10-01
FAO, Ghana Certificat en Méthode de Bonne Gestion des Urgences (Good Emergency Management Practice ou GEMP) 2018-04-01

Areas Of Specialisation

Epidémiologie & Biostatique



and Bakou Serge
Asian Food Science Journal

The contamination with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses occurs via the digestive tract following the ingestion of water or food contaminated with droppings of asymptomatic carriers or sick birds. Regarding the local practice of the use of poultry manure as an agricultural fertilizer, this study focuses on the risk of spread of the HPAI through the manure trade pathway in Côte d'Ivoire. For this purpose, epidemiological data and 96 poultry droppings samples were collected from 18 farms. The droppings samples were tested using the real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The qualitative risk assessment (QRA) took into account event patterns by integrating all the pathways involved in the spread of HPAI. From the diagnostic test, all the 96 samples tested negative. Further investigations revealed that 74% of the Agnibilékrou farms experienced HPAI outbreaks in the past two years. The main risk factors identified were the movement of people, animals and fomites from one infected area to another. Additionally, the duration of storage of droppings and the distance between stockpiles and farms were potential risk factors. The QRA identified two levels of risk: moderate to high (60%) and low to negligible (40%). The estimated high risk occurs when the dropping is fresh and is low after an optimal period of storage. It is therefore necessary to make storage systematic and mandatory as a measure of treatment before the adoption of other complex measures such as composting and industrial processing.


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