Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
Korea (Rep. of)
Information received on 03/01/2018 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 Follow-up report No. 6
Date of start of the event 17/11/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
Report date 03/01/2018
Date submitted to OIE 03/01/2018
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 Maegok-ri, Donggang-myeon, Goheung-gun , Jeollanam-Do
Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
Outbreak status Resolved (26/04/2018)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8300 0 8300 0
Affected population Broiler ducks
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Birds 8300 ** 0 8300 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
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 real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 03/01/2018 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations