Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 04/11/2020 from Dr Dae Gyun Kim, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sejong-si, Korea (Rep. of)
Summary
Report type Immediate notification
Date of start of the event 21/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/10/2020
Report date 01/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE 04/11/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (01/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (16/11/2020)
New outbreaks (2)
Outbreak 1 Pungse-myeon, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 21/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) 200 1 0 0 0
Affected population rRT-PCR result ''Positive'' in wild bird feces collected according to the regular surveillance program
Outbreak 2 Baekam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 24/10/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) 2976 1 0 0 0
Affected population 2,976 migratory birds of 38 different kinds were observed in Cheongmicheon, a place where migratory birds are located (from 2020.10.16 to 18, i.e. 3 days).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) 3176 2 0 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) 0.06% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments H5N8 Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in wild bird feces collected according to the Avian influenza surveillance program.
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
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • 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
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 25/10/2020 Positive
National Institute of Environmental Research (National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 28/10/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations