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South Korea - H5N6 avian flu confirmed in a new duck farm in Goheung County, South Jeolla province - January 3, 2018

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  • South Korea - H5N6 avian flu confirmed in a new duck farm in Goheung County, South Jeolla province - January 3, 2018

    2018-01-03 14:30:00
    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Livestock Foods (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) announced that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) As a result of the final inspection, it was confirmed to be 1.3 (high) pathogenic AI (H5N6) virus.
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry closed the slaughterhouse as a preemptive measure when confirming the doctor's congratulatory confirmation before confirming that it was a highly pathogenic disease and imposed urgent measures such as abolishing * all slaughtered ducks (3 farm households 36,700) was,
    * pending slaughter duck, and no external release of carcasses with that caused farmers
    to conduct at the same time strengthening the H5 type confirmed preventative measures - measures were ever prevent further spread.
    * 1) All poultry farms in Kohung County and 7 days of work and control of access (extension of measures); 2) Detailed inspection of all poultry farming houses in Goheung County; 3) Prohibition of poultry distribution in traditional markets in Goheung-
    (Distribution - press release addition) Detailed examination result of Kori duck farm in Goheung, Jeonnam province (H5N6) confirmation (1.3, distribution) .hwp

  • #2
    Also please see:

    South Korea - H5N6 avian flu confirmed in Goheung County duck farm, South Jeolla province - December 28, 2017 (Kwangyong Duck Farm)


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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Korea (Rep. of)
      Information received on 03/01/2018 from Dr Oh Soon-Min, Director General - Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), SEJONG-SI, Korea (Rep. of)
      Report type Follow-up report No. 6
      Date of start of the event 17/11/2017
      Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
      Report date 03/01/2018
      Date submitted to OIE 03/01/2018
      Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 13/10/2017
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      Serotype H5N6
      Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      This event pertains to the whole country
      Related reports Immediate notification (19/11/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 1 (12/12/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 2 (21/12/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 3 (23/12/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 4 (28/12/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 5 (30/12/2017)
      Follow-up report No. 6 (03/01/2018)
      New outbreaks (1)
      Outbreak 1 Goheung-gun, Maegok-ri, Donggang-myeon, JEOLLANAM-DO
      Date of start of the outbreak 01/01/2018
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 8300 0 8300 0
      Affected population Broiler ducks
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 8300 ** 0 8300 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
      *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
      **Not calculated because of missing information
      Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      Epidemiological comments Epidemiological investigation is ongoing.
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Screening
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Disinfection
      • 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) 03/01/2018 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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