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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Korea (Rep. of) (OIE, April 30 2014): 3 New Poultry Outbreaks

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  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Korea (Rep. of) (OIE, April 30 2014): 3 New Poultry Outbreaks

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


    Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8, Korea (Rep. of)


    Information received on 30/04/2014 from Dr TaeYung Kim, Director General, Livestock Policy Bureau, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Sejong-Si, Korea (Rep. of)
    • Summary
      • Report type Follow-up report No. 5
      • Date of start of the event 16/01/2014
      • Date of pre-confirmation of the event 16/01/2014
      • Report date 30/04/2014
      • Date submitted to OIE 30/04/2014
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 26/05/2011
      • Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      • Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      • Serotype H5N8
      • Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      • This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      • Related reports
        • Immediate notification (17/01/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 1 (25/01/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 2 (10/02/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 3 (28/02/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 4 (04/03/2014)
        • Follow-up report No. 5 (30/04/2014)
    • New outbreaks (3)
      • Outbreak 1 - Iljuk-myeon, Anseong-si, GYEONGGI-DO
        • Date of start of the outbreak 06/03/2014
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
          • Birds - 30000 - 370 - 370 - 29630 - 0
          • Affected population Breeding chickens
      • Outbreak 2 - Bugang-myeon, SEJONG
        • Date of start of the outbreak 10/03/2014
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
          • Birds - 70000 - 100 - 100 - 69900 - 0
          • Affected population Breeding chickens
      • Outbreak 3 - Munbaek-myeon, Jincheon-gun, CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO
        • Date of start of the outbreak 21/04/2014
        • Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        • Epidemiological unit Farm
        • Affected animals: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
          • Birds - 700 - 300 - 300 - 400 - 0
          • Affected population Domestic geese
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 3
        • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
          • Birds - 100700 - 770 - 770 - 99930 - 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 0.76% - 0.76% - 100.00% - 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
    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Control of wildlife reservoirs
        • Stamping out
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • 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) - 22/04/2014 - Positive
        • Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) - Birds - virus isolation - 22/04/2014 - Positive
        • Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) - Birds - virus sequencing - 22/04/2014 - Positive
      • Future Reporting
        • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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