Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 12/01/2021 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. 8
Date of start of the event 21/10/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 25/10/2020
Report date 12/01/2021
Date submitted to OIE 12/01/2021
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 17/03/2018
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
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)
New outbreaks (11)
Outbreak 1 Bongbang-dong, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-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
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.
Outbreak 2 Anpung-dong, 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
Hooded crane:Grus monacha(Gruidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Hooded crane by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 3 Changdong, Dobong-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City
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
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Great Egret by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 4 Gongneung-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul 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
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Great Egret by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 5 Gongneung-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Great Egret by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 6 Woljam-ri, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(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.
Outbreak 7 Geumnae-ri, Toji-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 28/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead Great Egret by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 8 Noksan-dong, Gangseo-gu, Busan Metropolitan City
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2020
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.
Outbreak 9 Geumsan-ri, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2020
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.
Outbreak 10 Gura-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu Metropolitan City
Date of start of the outbreak 29/12/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Other
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) 1 1 0 0
Affected population H5N8 HPAI was confirmed in one dead eagle owl by National Institute of wild life disease control and prevention.
Outbreak 11 Geumsan-ri, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 03/01/2021
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.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 11
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) 3 3 0 0
Hooded crane:Grus monacha(Gruidae) 1 1 0 0
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) 4 4 0 0
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) 1 0 0 0
Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) 1 1 0 0
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) 1 1 0 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Whooper Swan:Cygnus cygnus(Anatidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Hooded crane:Grus monacha(Gruidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Great Egret:Ardea alba(Ardeidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Mallard:Anas platyrhynchos(Anatidae) ** ** 0.00% **
Eurasian Eagle-Owl:Bubo bubo(Strigidae) ** ** 100.00% **
Bean Goose:Anser fabalis(Anatidae) ** ** 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 Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Bean Goose real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 08/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Eurasian Eagle-Owl real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Great Egret real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Hooded crane real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Mallard real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/01/2021 Positive
National Institute of Wildlife Disease Control and prevention (NIWDC) (National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 04/01/2021 Positive
(National laboratory) Whooper Swan real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/01/2021 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations