Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 27/01/2014 from Dr TaeYung Kim, Director General, Livestock Policy Bureau, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Sejong-Si, Korea (Rep. of)
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 16/01/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 16/01/2014
Report date 25/01/2014
Date submitted to OIE 27/01/2014
Date event resolved 04/09/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 26/05/2011
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/01/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (25/01/2014)
Follow-up report No. 2 (10/02/2014)
Follow-up report No. 3 (28/02/2014)
Follow-up report No. 4 (04/03/2014)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/04/2014)
Follow-up report No. 6 (16/09/2014)
Follow-up report No. 7 (13/03/2015)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments In addition, the Veterinary authority of the Republic of Korea is proceeding to diagnose five farms (chickens and ducks) samples for avian influenza detection. The 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 reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 26/01/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 26/01/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds virus sequencing 26/01/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.