African swine fever,
Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)
Information received on 30/05/2019 from Mr Ri Kyong Gun, Director of the Veterinary and, Ministry of Agriculture, Anti-Epizootic Department, PYONGYANG, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 23/05/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 25/05/2019
Report date 30/05/2019
Date submitted to OIE 30/05/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Buksang cooperative farm, Ri, Usi, Chagang-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 23/05/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 99 77 77 22 0
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 99 77 77 22 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 77.78% 77.78% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Stamping out
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Central veterinary station of Ministry of Agriculture (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/05/2019 Positive
Veterinary Research Institute of Academy of Agriculture Science (AAS) (National laboratory) Swine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) 25/05/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations