[Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]


Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)


Information received on 22/05/2013 from Mr Ri Kyong Gun, Director of the Veterinary and, Ministry of Agriculture, Anti-Epizootic Department, PYONGYANG, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.)
  • Summary
    • Report type Follow-up report No. 1
    • Date of start of the event 19/04/2013
    • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 02/05/2013
    • Report date 22/05/2013
    • Date submitted to OIE 22/05/2013
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    • Serotype H5N1
    • Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
    • This event pertains to the whole country
    • Related reports
      • Immediate notification (13/05/2013)
      • Follow-up report No. 1 (22/05/2013)
  • Outbreaks
    • There are no new outbreaks in this report
  • Epidemiology
    • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Epidemiological comments
    • All ducks in the infected cages were humanely culled.
    • Vaccination with an inactivated monovalent vaccine is on-going in all the 12 provinces (500,000 heads).
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Quarantine
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
      • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
      • Modified stamping out
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type ? Species ? Test - Test date ? Result
      • Central Veterinary Station (National laboratory) ? Birds - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - 05/05/2013 ? Positive
      • Veterinary Research Institute of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences (National laboratory) ? Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 07/05/2013 ? Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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