Foot and mouth disease,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 09/02/2017 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)
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 08/02/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 09/02/2017
Report date 09/02/2017
Date submitted to OIE 09/02/2017
Date event resolved 10/03/2017
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/04/2016
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Foot-and-mouth disease virus
Serotype A
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/02/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (06/03/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Yeoncheon-gun, Seongok-li, Gunnam-myeon, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 08/02/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (10/03/2017)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 100 5 0 100 0
Affected population Dairy cattle; salivation and vesicles
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 100 5 0 100 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 5.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*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 The epidemiological surveillance is ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Screening
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Disinfection
  • 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
  • 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 (OIE Reference Laboratory) Cattle real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 09/02/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations