Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 19/11/2017 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 17/11/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
Report date 19/11/2017
Date submitted to OIE 19/11/2017
Date event resolved 26/04/2018
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 13/10/2017
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N6
Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country
Related reports Immediate notification (19/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (12/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (21/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (23/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (28/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 5 (30/12/2017)
Follow-up report No. 6 (03/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (05/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (09/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (11/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (28/01/2018)
Follow-up report No. 11 (05/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 12 (10/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 13 (16/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 14 (18/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 15 (18/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 16 (18/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 17 (01/05/2018)
New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 Chiryong-ri, Heungduck-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 17/11/2017
Outbreak status Resolved (26/04/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12500 10 0 12500 0
Affected population The farm is located near the big lake
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 12500 10 0 12500 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 0.08% 0.00% 0.00% 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
Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Disinfection
  • Control of wildlife reservoirs
  • Stamping out
  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
  • Official destruction of animal products
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination prohibited
  • 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) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 19/11/2017 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations