African swine fever,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 17/09/2019 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 16/09/2019
Date of confirmation of the event 17/09/2019
Report date 17/09/2019
Date submitted to OIE 17/09/2019
Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
Causal agent African swine fever virus
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (17/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 2 (23/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 3 (25/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 4 (25/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 5 (29/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 6 (29/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 7 (29/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 8 (07/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 9 (11/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 10 (18/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 11 (18/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 12 (18/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 13 (18/10/2019)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Cheongnyongdu-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 16/09/2019
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 2450 5 5 2445 0
Affected population 1,500 pigs have been killed in other two farms (1,000 heads, 500 heads) which belong to the same owner for preventative purposes.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Swine 2450 5 5 2445 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine 0.20% 0.20% 100.00% 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
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • 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
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Zoning
  • Disinfection
  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • Disinfestation
  • Control of vectors
  • Vector surveillance
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 17/09/2019 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations