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  • South Korea - ​Bird flu HP H5N6 detected on chicken farms in Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province

    Bird flu detected on chicken farm in southwestern Gyeonggi Province

    2018/01/27 22:29

    UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- Bird flu has been detected at a chicken farm in a city in southern Gyeonggi Province, the agriculture ministry said Saturday, in the latest in a series of discoveries of the highly pathogenic virus in poultry farms around the country.

    Bird flu was found at a farm with some 147,700 layer chickens, in Hwaseong, about 43 kilometers southwest of Seoul, where birds tested positive for the H5N6 strain of avian influenza (AI), according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The ministry conducted tests in all poultry farms in the region and imposed a temporary ban on the distribution of any poultry products in traditional markets. Anyone who works at the farm will be quarantined for the next seven days, the ministry added.

    The government will release its final test results on Sunday over whether the new AI case reported on a chicken farm in Pyeongtaek, another city in Gyeonggi Province, is also highly pathogenic.
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    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news...003500315.html
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    S. Korea to beef up hygiene regulations on poultry farms

    SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will strengthen hygiene regulations on poultry farms and install a livestock monitoring system as part of a broader effort to prevent outbreaks of highly contagious bird flu, the agriculture ministry said Monday.
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    The latest measures come as South Korea has been grappling with the spread of bird flu at local farms, raising alarms just two weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics slated in Gangwon Province.

    The ministry confirmed an additional case of the highly contagious H5N6 bird flu at a layer chicken farm in Pyeongtaek, 70 kilometers south of Seoul, marking the 16th case this winter.

    About 1.78 million poultry have been culled since November to curb the spread of the highly contagious animal disease, according to the ministry.

    ejkim@yna.co.kr

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    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/sear...80129004600320
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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Korea (Rep. of)
      Information received on 28/01/2018 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. 10
      Date of start of the event 17/11/2017
      Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
      Report date 28/01/2018
      Date submitted to OIE 28/01/2018
      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)
      Follow-up report No. 8 (09/01/2018)
      Follow-up report No. 9 (11/01/2018)
      Follow-up report No. 10 (28/01/2018)
      New outbreaks (2)
      Outbreak 1 Gujang-ri, Paltan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, GYEONGGI-DO
      Date of start of the outbreak 26/01/2018
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 147700 800 800 146806 0
      Affected population Layers
      Outbreak 2 Gojan-ri, Cheongbuk-myeon, Pyeongtaek-si, GYEONGGI-DO
      Date of start of the outbreak 27/01/2018
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 143000 20 20 142970 0
      Affected population Layers
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 290700 820 820 289776 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Birds 0.28% 0.28% 100.00% 99.96%
      *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) 27/01/2018 Positive
      Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 28/01/2018 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=25812
      "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."
      -Nelson Mandela

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