Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 03/01/2021 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 Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 21/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/10/2020
Report date 03/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE 03/01/2021
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)
Follow-up report No. 2 (28/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (06/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (13/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (21/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (29/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (03/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 8 (12/01/2021)
Follow-up report No. 9 (17/01/2021)
New outbreaks (15)
Outbreak 1 Dosam-ri, Maseo-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 07/12/2020
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) 1 0 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in wild bird feces by National institute of wild life disease control and Prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 2 Dogi-dong, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 08/12/2020
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) 1 0 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in wild bird feces by National institute of wild life disease control and Prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 3 Wol-ri, yangyang-eup, yangyang-gun, Gangwon-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 10/12/2020
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) 1 0 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in wild bird feces by National institute of wild life disease control and Prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 4 Daerim-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City
Date of start of the outbreak 10/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Mute Swan by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC)
Outbreak 5 Garak-ri, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2020
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) 1 0 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in wild bird feces by Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency.
Outbreak 6 Jwagon-ri, Jinyeong-eup, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Bean Goose by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 7 Hwadong-ri, Hwayang-myeon, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 16/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Greater White-fronted Goose:Anser albifrons(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead white-fronted goose by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 8 Jisan-dong, Gumi-si, Gyeongsangbuk-Do (Ullengdo)
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Whooper Swan by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC)
Outbreak 9 Yuun-ri, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 22/12/2020
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) 1 0 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in wild bird feces by National institute of wild life disease control and Prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 10 Jiyang-ri, Dongi-myeon, Okcheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 23/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Whooper Swan by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 11 Daejang-dong, Deokyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 25/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Grey Heron by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 12 Woljam-ri, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 25/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Whooper Swan by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 13 Haksan-ri, Byeollyang-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 26/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Bean Goose by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 14 Wonbang-ri, Gurye-eup, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 26/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Grey Heron by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Outbreak 15 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon Metropolitan City
Date of start of the outbreak 27/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Bean Goose by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention(NIWDC).
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 15
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) 5 0 0 0
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Greater White-fronted Goose:Anser albifrons(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) 2 2 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Mandarin Duck:Aix galericulata(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
Mute Swan:Cygnus olor(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Greater White-fronted Goose:Anser albifrons(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Grey Heron:Ardea cinerea(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
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
  • 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
(National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 21/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Bean Goose real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 20/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Bean Goose real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Greater White-fronted Goose real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 21/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Grey Heron real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 30/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Grey Heron real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 01/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 14/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Mandarin Duck real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 02/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Mute Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 22/12/2020 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 29/12/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations