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  • S. Korea - Active monitoring of avian flu workers, farmers, contacts, H5N6, H5N8 - December 2016

    More than 9,000 high-risk AI exposures ... "Active Monitoring of Latency"
    Shipping Time |
    20/20/2011 11:20

    [Yonhap News TV]
    The possibility of AI human infection is extremely low without poultry contact.

    The number of high-risk groups exposed to AI has surpassed 9,000 as the number of bird flu outbreaks spread rapidly in Korea and the serious stage of AI crisis alert has been announced.

    Health authorities are in the process of preventing human infection by sending a central epidemiological investigator to 42 domestic AI disposal sites nationwide and checking antiviral drugs and stockpiles of personal protective equipment (level D sets) in order to prevent AI cases.

    The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) briefed the government of Sejong government on the 20th, "The situation of countermeasures against influenza people and the situation of avian influenza (AI)."

    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a total of 9,183 people, including those participating in the poultry disposal work, were classified as high-risk, including antiviral drugs, ), He said.

    According to the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Of the 9,183 high-risk AI-exposed high-risk groups, 3,775 have been completely monitored and 5,248 are being monitored," said the statement. "All but one of the confirmed influenza season- .

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the general public who has little contact with avian influenza or AI poultry in the country is extremely unlikely to infect humans, and no cases of human transmission have been reported to date.

    According to the Korea Institute of Disease Control and Prevention (KCAD), "The recent H5N8 gene confirmed in wild birds has been confirmed and confirmed that there is no mutation of the mutation related to the antiviral resistance and the increase of human infection." In 2014, And the pathogenicity was low. "

    In addition, the Center for Disease Control is currently evaluating human infection risk and virus characteristics using the AI ​​H5N6 virus, which is prevalent in domestic farms. The final result is scheduled for February of next year.

    The H5N6 strain that occurred in domestic poultry this year has been prevalent in Asia since 2014, including China, Vietnam, Laos and Hong Kong. As of December 2016, there were 17 people infected with human cases in China, killing 10 people.

    "The high risk group that directly contacted the poultry affected by AI is likely to sporadically become infected," he said. "Please thoroughly observe human infection prevention measures such as wearing personal protective equipment, He said.

  • #2
    Government confirmation:


    As of December 19, a total of 9,183 persons * (cumulative), including participants in the disposal work, were classified as high risk, and the public health center conducted proactive antiviral medication, active monitoring at 5 and 10 days during incubation period (10 days) And monitoring the occurrence of symptoms such as fever.


    In addition, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it will expand the coverage of antiviral drugs to children aged 10-18 years for a limited period during the epidemic, due to the concentration of students in the students.


    • #3
      AI exposures exceed 800 in Jeonbuk
      Jeongeup Sosung and Gimje paper
      2016.12.20 23:25:17

      The number of high-risk cases exposed to AI has increased to more than 800 in Jeonbuk with the rapid spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI). The public health center is proactively administering antiviral drugs to them and monitoring symptoms such as fever for 10 days after exposure.

      According to the Disease Control Headquarters and Jeonbuk Province on the 20th, there are 811 farmers, 108 workers in the Jeonbuk area, 616 workers in the disposal work, 41 workers in the disposal work, Of the 811 patients, 269 completed monitoring for 10 days after incubation.

      Among them, in the Jeonbuk area, AI H5 antigen was detected in the farmhouse of Sosung-myeon, Jeongeup-gu, and the prosecution of 24,000 species was conducted. The farmhouse is located within 3 km of duck farm in Sosung-myeon, Jeongeup-si where the AI ​​occurred on December 12. Jeonbuk Province has decided to prosecute more than 23,000 native chicken farms within a kilometer of the farm.

      A suspicious AI report came in from the farmhouse in Gimje City on the same day.

      "Since high-risk people who have direct contact with AI poultry are likely to have sporadic human infections, we hope that they will wear personal protective equipment when they work and observe human infection prevention regulations such as seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral drug use."


      • #4
        The high risk exposures exposed to AI disposal ... "Prevent human infection" emergency
        Shipping Time | December 24, 2019

        ... Daily monitoring, no signs of infection

        (AI) virus that is sweeping across the country is the H5N6 strain of human infection.

        From April 2014 to now, 17 people have been infected with this type of virus in China and 10 of them have been killed. This is why the health and welfare authorities have been stronger than before when the AI ​​virus spread.

        The number of poultry disposed of in Chungbuk has reached 104 farms and 1.3 million, up to the 23rd since the AI ​​occurred in a farm for duck breeding in Yongchon-ri, Myeongdong-myeon, on the 16th of last month.

        A little more than a month has passed since the AI ​​occurred, but 66 percent (1.2 million) of the cases were dispossessed more than in the January to April (1.8 million)

        The number of high-risk groups exposed to AI in the process was 1,458 as of 22nd. Farm workers, livestock service workers, government officials, and other response personnel.

        The procedure until they are put into the disposal site is complicated.

        Flu vaccine should be taken in advance and education on human infection prevention should be received. Otherwise, it is impossible to put it into the disposal site.

        In the field, it is necessary to take Tamiflu, an antiviral agent, and wear personal protective clothing to receive an AI site pass. The health and livestock authorities say the AI ​​virus will not be infected if the procedure is followed.

        Chungbuk provincial government also secured a state-designated in-patient treatment hospital and a quarantine system in preparation for the emergency situation where AI is infected to the human body during the disposal of the living.

        Fortunately, there is no news in Korea that AI viruses are infected.

        Chungbuk province is monitoring it every day to prevent human infection. On the 5th and 10th day after the disposal of the government's AI response guideline, it is necessary to confirm whether or not the symptoms are present, but Chungbuk province is checking the phone every day for ten days.

        A total of 1,145 people, or 71 percent of the 1,458 high-risk patients, were found to have no symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and headache. The same goes for farm workers as well as for disposal personnel.

        The remaining 417 patients were monitored but were not found to have any abnormal symptoms.

        Chungbuk province also strengthened preventive measures. It has decided to purchase a set of 1,141 sets after providing its own budget and providing 380 sets of thermometers, hand sanitizers, and masks to the disposal sites of Jincheon, Voice and Goesan.

        This is because there are more farms to be disposed of in situations where AI is spreading out of control.

        An official from Chungbuk province said, "If we observe preventive measures such as wearing protective gear and taking antiviral drugs at the time of disposal, AI viruses will not infect the human body." "Do not take off mask or protective clothing even if you are sweaty and hot during work. "He said.