Foot and mouth disease,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 29/01/2019 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 26/01/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 28/01/2019
Report date 29/01/2019
Date submitted to OIE 29/01/2019
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 30/04/2018
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 (29/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (30/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (31/01/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Osan-ri, Geumgwang-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 26/01/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 120 20 0 120 0
Affected population Dairy cattle in a farm, showing drooling and vesicles.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cattle 120 20 0 120 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle 16.67% 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
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Traceability
  • Quarantine
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • 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) 28/01/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations