Foot and mouth disease,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 24/07/2014 from Dr TaeYung Kim, Director General, Livestock Policy Bureau, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Sejong-Si, Korea (Rep. of)
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/07/2014
Date of confirmation of the event 24/07/2014
Report date 24/07/2014
Date submitted to OIE 24/07/2014
Date event resolved 04/09/2014
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 22/04/2011
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot and mouth disease virus
Serotype O
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (24/07/2014)
Follow-up report No. 1 (11/09/2014)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Bian-myeon, Uiseong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2014
Outbreak status Resolved (04/09/2014)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 1500 3 0 3 0
Affected population domestic swine
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 1500 3 0 3 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 0.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.20%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Epidemiological survey is currently being implemented. Infected animals will be destroyed.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Quarantine
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Stamping out
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Swine enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) 24/07/2014 Positive
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Swine reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 24/07/2014 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations