Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 25/09/2014 from Dr TaeYung Kim, Director General, Livestock Policy Bureau, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Sejong-Si, Korea (Rep. of)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 24/09/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 25/09/2014
Report date 25/09/2014
Date submitted to OIE 25/09/2014
Date event resolved 15/11/2015
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 04/09/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (25/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (04/03/2015)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/07/2015)
Follow-up report No. 3 (19/09/2015)
Follow-up report No. 4 (16/11/2015)
Follow-up report No. 5 (04/12/2015)
Follow-up report No. 6 (12/02/2016)
New outbreaks (15)
Outbreak cluster 1 Dopo-myeon, Yeongam-gum, Jeollanam-Do (15 outbreaks)
Date of start of the outbreak 24/09/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (28/07/2015)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 316193 1200 1200 314993 0
Affected population ducks
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 15
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 316193 1200 1200 314993 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.38% 0.38% 100.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments The veterinary authority is still implementing epidemiological survey.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 25/09/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/09/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 25/09/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 25/09/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations