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  • South Korea - H5N6 avian flu confirmed in laying hens in Gyeonggi Province - January 4, 2018

    2018-01-04 17:52:00
    The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) announced on 1.3 (Wed) that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters According to the results of the test, it was confirmed as 1.4 (Thu) highly pathogenic AI (H5N6) virus. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a "Temporary Suspension Order" (from January 15 to January 15, 15) as a preemptive measure to confirm the H5 antigen before confirming it was highly pathogenic.
    Detailed inspection of Pohcheon farming farm in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi province (H5N6 type), press release (1.4, distribution) .hwp

    http://www.mafra.go.kr/list.jsp?&new..._yn=N&tab_yn=N

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    S. Korea beefs up quarantine measures against bird flu

    2018/01/04 11:37

    SEJONG, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's agriculture ministry said Thursday that quarantine measures will be intensified against bird flu as the latest outbreak in Gyeonggi Province has raised concerns with little over a month left before the start of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs heightened its alert level of avian influenza (AI) after a H5N6 strain was confirmed at a layer chicken farm in Pocheon, 46 kilometers north of Seoul, earlier in the day.

    The virus has spread mainly in Jeolla Province with nine highly pathogenic cases since mid-November, but the first outbreak in Gyeonggi Province prompted stronger quarantine measures as the area is close to Gangwon Province, the host of the PyeongChang Olympics, which runs from Feb. 9-25.
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    The government also culled 313,000 chickens within 500 meters radius of the affected farm and will cull 384,000 more in the nearby region as part of preventive measures.
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    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news...005300320.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
      Disease control director promises safety at Pyeongchang 2018

      By Daniel Etchells Friday, 5 January 2018

      The director of Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Jeong Eun-kyeong, has pledged that the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be safe and free of infectious diseases ?KCDC
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      Jeong's pledge comes at a time when concerns around the spread of bird flu remain prevalent.

      Earlier this week, a chicken farm in Gyeonggi Province, located 77 kilometres from Pyeongchang, reported a suspected case of avian influenza.
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      According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the preliminary test showed that they were infected with avian influenza.

      In order to prevent further spread of the highly-contagious virus, the Government intends to cull all remaining chickens and conduct inspections into farms within 3km of the affected region.

      In November, farmers in areas close to venues due to be used at Pyeongchang 2018 were urged by local officials to cull all poultry in an attempt to prevent the spread of bird flu.
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      Officials are hoping to contain the spread to avoid the possibility of an outbreak during the Games...
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      https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...eongchang-2018
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Korea (Rep. of)
        Information received on 05/01/2018 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)
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 7
        Date of start of the event 17/11/2017
        Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
        Report date 05/01/2018
        Date submitted to OIE 05/01/2018
        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)
        Follow-up report No. 7 (05/01/2018)
        New outbreaks (2)
        Outbreak 1 Jail-ri, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, GYEONGGI-DO
        Date of start of the outbreak 02/01/2018
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 197000 26 26 196974 0
        Affected population Layers
        Outbreak 2 Gangjin-gun, Galdong-ri, Jakcheon-myeon, JEOLLANAM-DO
        Date of start of the outbreak 04/01/2018
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Farm
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 21700 40 40 21660 0
        Affected population Parent ducks
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Birds 218700 66 66 218634 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds 0.03% 0.03% 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
        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) 04/01/2018 Positive
        Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 05/01/2018 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=25595
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