Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)
Information received on 16/04/2014 from Mr Ri Kyong Gun, Director of the Veterinary and, Ministry of Agriculture, Anti-Epizootic Department, PYONGYANG, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/03/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 26/03/2014
Report date 16/04/2014
Date submitted to OIE 16/04/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 09/05/2013
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (16/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (22/04/2014)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Hadang chicken factory, Hyongjesan, P'Yongyang-Si
Date of start of the outbreak 21/03/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 324275 120950 31293 89657 0
Affected population Chickens
Outbreak 2 Sopo chicken factory, P'Yongyang-Si
Date of start of the outbreak 27/03/2014
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 381824 48821 9174 39647 0
Affected population Chickens
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 706099 169771 40467 129304 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 24.04% 5.73% 23.84% 24.04%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central Veterinary Laboratory and Veterinary Research Institute (National laboratory) Birds polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 26/03/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations