Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), SEJONG-SI, Korea (Rep. of)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 16/11/2016
Date of confirmation of the event 17/11/2016
Report date 23/11/2016
Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
Date event resolved 13/10/2017
Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (23/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 1 (24/11/2016)
Follow-up report No. 2 (02/12/2016)
Follow-up report No. 3 (14/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (14/04/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (04/05/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/11/2017)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Haenam-gun, Sani-myeon, Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (13/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 40000 520 520 39480 0
Affected population Layers: death
Outbreak 2 Eumseong-gun, Maengdong-myeon, Chungcheongbuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 16/11/2016
Outbreak status Resolved (13/10/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 10000 250 250 9750 0
Affected population Duck: death, torticollis, ataxia, neurological signs
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 50000 770 770 49230 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 1.54% 1.54% 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
  • Contact with wild species
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Disinfection / Disinfestation
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Stamping out
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • 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 reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 17/11/2016 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations