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  • South Korea - ​New bird flu case detected at duck farm in Eumseong in North Chungcheong Province - HP H5N6 confirmed by OIE

    New bird flu case detected at duck farm in central S. Korea

    2018/03/14 00:14

    SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has detected a new bird flu case at a duck farm in its central province, prompting quarantine officials to cull about 10,000 poultry in the affected region, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday.

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it detected an H5 avian influenza outbreak at the farm in Eumseong in North Chungcheong Province, 131 kilometers south of Seoul, during an inspection conducted before sales of its ducks. The latest AI case is the first to be reported in 41 days.
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    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/sear...80314007000320
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Korea (Rep. of)
    Information received on 16/03/2018 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. 13
    Date of start of the event 17/11/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 19/11/2017
    Report date 16/03/2018
    Date submitted to OIE 16/03/2018
    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)
    Follow-up report No. 11 (05/02/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 12 (10/02/2018)
    Follow-up report No. 13 (16/03/2018)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Bisan-ri, Soimyeon, Eumseong-gun, CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO
    Date of start of the outbreak 13/03/2018
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 10000 2 2 9998 0
    Affected population Broiler ducks
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 10000 2 2 9998 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 0.02% 0.02% 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) 15/03/2018 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=26188
    "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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