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South Korea - Government raises alert level in H5N6 bird avian flu outbreak - December 15, 2016

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  • South Korea - Government raises alert level in H5N6 bird avian flu outbreak - December 15, 2016

    2016-12-15 18:00:00
    The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock (Minister Kim Jae-soo) announced on December 15 that he held a council on livestock pest control under the presidency of the Food Industry Policy Office and deliberated on "adjustment of crisis warning level".
    The main results were as follows: equal consideration
    - ever determines through deliberations today 14:00 "animal epidemic prevention council" in the 'boundary' in the 'serious', but raised in a crisis stage, Headquarters configuration plan, including detailed schedule consultations within the government, decision also
    key considerations
    ① west Coast duration occurs around the (economic, chungnambuk, jeonnambuk)
    * Report Source: (11.16) 2 cases (12.2), two cases, 4 cases, 13 cases (12.12) (12.10) ( 12.13), 14 cases (12.14) nine
    ② regional level confirm propagation (sung-speech), increased anxiety due to the disposal of live animals increased number
    * 12.14 days (28 days) standard No. 266, 11 401 Shallow Water disposal years old ('14 .1.16 ~ 7.29, 195 days, 548 calls, 13 961 Shallow Water)
    ③ advent of enlargement and winter disinfection conditions worsened wild migratory birds
    ④ Yeungnam local field inspection results, the possibility lingering
    active cooperation of the livestock industry to the agri-food portion national diffusion barrier of highly pathogenic AI I asked.
    1215 _-_ Press release (council for prevention and immunization _ results) .hwp


    Also please see this interview of the Vice Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock about the outbreak:


    While South Korea has not reported any human cases of H5N6 flu, there have been 10 new cases, including 5 deaths, reported in 2016 - all in China:

    Male, 25, onset January 1, 2016, hospitalized January 4, 2016 in critical condition, Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong province Death WHO rpt Jan. 11 note

    Male, 42, onset December 12, hospitalized December 12, died December 21, 2015, lived in Jieyang City, Guangdong province Death WHO rpt Jan 11

    Female, 31, onset January 8, hospitalized in critical condition, Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong province WHO rpt Jan 28

    Female, 40, onset February 20, hospitalized February 22, critical condition, Guizhou, Guangdong province WHO rpt March 23 WHO rpt April 4Death note

    Male, 35, onset April 9, hospitalized April 12, critical condition, Hubei WHO rpt May 6

    Female, 11, onset April 11, hospitalized April 13, ICU April 18, discharged, Zhuzhou City, Hunan note WHO rpt May 6

    Female, 65, onset April 24, hospitalized April 27, Xuancheng, Anhui WHO rpt May 10

    Male, 50, [Tian], onset May 23, hospitalized in critical condition May 28, Xiangxi, Hunan WHO rpt June 8 Death note

    Female, 47, [Luo], onset and hospitalized on November 18, died on November 20, Shaoyang, Whugang, Hunan Death WHO rpt Dec 7

    Female, 30, onset November 8, hospitalized November 18 in critical condition, Luizhou, Guangxi WHO rpt Dec 7