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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.) (OIE, April 23 2014): 1 New Poultry Outbreak

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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.) (OIE, April 23 2014): 1 New Poultry Outbreak

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


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


    Information received on 22/04/2014 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 21/03/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 26/03/2014
      • Report date 22/04/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 22/04/2014
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 09/05/2013
      • 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 (16/04/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (22/04/2014)
    • New outbreaks (1)
      • Outbreak 1 - Ryonggung ri, Hwangju county, HWANGHAE-BUKTO
        • Date of start of the outbreak 10/04/2014
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Village
        • Affected animals: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds - 501 501 136 365 0
          • Affected population Chickens and geese
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Total animals affected: Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
          • Birds 501 501 136 365 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 100.00% - 27.15% - 27.15% - 100.00%
          • *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    • Epidemiology
      • Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
    • Epidemiological comments
      • All birds in infected cages were killed by formalin gas of 60g per m3.
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Zoning
        • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
          • Administrative division Species - Total Vaccinated Details
            • HWANGHAE-BUKTO Birds 20000 20000 chickens
            • P'YONGYANG-SI Birds 530000 240000 chickens in Hadang Chicken Factory and 290000 chickens in Sopo Chicken Factory
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • 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) - 26/03/2014 Positive
        • Central Veterinary Station (National laboratory) Birds - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - 10/04/2014 Positive
        • Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Agriculture Science (National laboratory) Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 26/03/2014 Positive
    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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