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  • #16
    Source: http://m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php?ud=20230801000526

    Another cat with bird flu confirmed in Seoul
    By Lee Jaeeun
    Published : Aug 1, 2023 - 14:46
    Updated : Aug 1, 2023 - 14:55


    Six days after two cats were confirmed to have been infected with avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, at an animal shelter in Seoul, an additional cat was confirmed to have contracted the virus at an animal shelter in another district of the city, the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday.

    A cat at an animal shelter in Gwanak-gu died after showing respiratory symptoms and receiving treatment. An in-depth test found it was infected with a highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu strain, according to the ministry.

    Two cats died in Yongsan-gu last week, marking the first two bird flu cases detected in mammals since 2016.

    As all the infected cats so far have been strays, experts believe that they contracted the virus through contact with wild birds or feces in the wild, according to the officials.​..

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    • #17
      Korea: Cat Food Recall Over H5N1 Contamination Concerns








      #17,591

      For the past couple of hours there have been several media reports (see here, and here) indicating that South Korea's MAFRA had detected H5 antigens in a sample of cat food collected at one of the animal shelters in Gyeonggi-do where cats have recently died.

      So far, I haven't found any official statement posted on the MAFRA site (but it is 2 am in Seoul), but I have tracked down a recall notice posted on the cat food manufacturer's (Tosil Tosil Restaurant) website (see below).


      The Translated notice follows:
      Product] Balanced Duck Product Sales Suspension and Recall Notice

      Date Created 2023.08.01 05:04 Views 239

      -Urgent Notice-

      ​hello. This is Blackett, the chubby manager.

      As this cat avian flu infection occurred, in Gyeonggi-do, where our manufacturing plant is located,

      An epidemiological investigation is underway.

      Although accurate results have not yet been obtained,

      Investigating Our Balanced Duck

      The product of the supplier who supplied raw meat (breast meat) for manufacturing

      Concerns about infection have been raised

      June 16th ~ July 5th Manufacture date Balanced duck products are being recalled urgently .

      The product will be contacted and collected by each local government.

      Among customers who purchased Balanced Duck products with manufacturing dates from June 16th to July 5th

      Housekeepers who have stock

      Please stop the payment immediately and process the recall according to the instructions. .

      All recalled products will be refunded.

      *Refund-related information will be provided individually.

      In addition, Balanced Duck products are suspended until safety is confirmed .

      In case you do not see this notice

      Customers who purchased the product on that date are provided with additional information over the phone.

      If there are any updates in the future, we will notify you further.

      Sorry for the confusion.


      Hopefully we'll get more details from MAFRA once the business day begins.




      All medical discussions are for educational purposes. I am not a doctor, just a retired paramedic. Nothing I post should be construed as specific medical advice. If you have a medical problem, see your physician.

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      • #18
        S. Korea detects avian influenza virus in cat food

        Oh Seok-min, 오석민 Oh Seok-min
        All News 10:36 August 02, 2023
        SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's agriculture ministry said Wednesday it has detected an H5 avian influenza (AI) strain in cat food, and ordered its manufacturer to recall and destroy the affected products.
        ....

        Follow-up tests on the facility showed that the H5 virus was detected in cat food used there, and its manufacturer, Nature's Raw, in the city of Gimpo, west of Seoul, had failed to abide by due sterilization procedures, the ministry said.

        Whether the virus from the cat food is highly pathogenic will be determined in about two days.​..the ministry decided to launch an inspection into all manufacturers of animal food using chicken, duck and other meats.....https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230802003000320​​​​​​
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        • #19
          Government statement -

          press release


          Detection of H5 type antigen in feed during epidemiological investigation of feline highly pathogenic avian influenza

          2023.08.02 00:30:00

          Avian Influenza Prevention Division, Quarantine Policy Bureau



          On August 2 , the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ( Minister Jeong Hwang- geun , hereinafter the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ) tested avian influenza (H5 type ) in companion animal food ( product manufactured on July 5 ) collected from a facility that generated highly pathogenic avian influenza in cats located in Gwanak-gu, Seoul * The antigen was identified ** .

          * As part of an epidemiological investigation of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in the Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters and the Seoul Metropolitan Government, companion animal feeds stored in outbreak facilities were inspected.
          ** Currently, an additional detailed examination is underway , and it is expected that it will take about 2 to 3 days to determine whether it is highly pathogenic

          The companion animal food manufacturer is ' Nature's Row ' located in Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do , and it was found that they manufactured pet food without properly implementing the process for sterilization and sterilization from May 25 , 2023 . Accordingly , Gyeonggi-do immediately issued an order to stop manufacturing , selling , and supplying, and recalling and discarding the feed manufacturer's products .

          Products subject to collection / disposal are ' Balanced Duck ' and ' Balanced Chicken ' manufactured by Tosil Tosil Restaurant ( Brand) between May 25 , 2023 and August 1 , 2023 , when the process for sterilization and sterilization was not performed properly. There are 2 products .

          * ( Attachment 1) Product details of recall and disposal measures

          The competent local government or the corresponding company plans to provide information on recall and disposal to consumers who have purchase history information (delivery history, etc.) of the product ( ~ 8.3 . ) , but the purchaser of the product directly contacts the competent local government You can not get your back .

          * Manufacturer’s representative number ( website ): 070-7610-4554(https://smartstore.naver.com/tosiltosilrestaurant) ** ( Attachment 2) Contact information by province ( feed management )

          The competent local government or the relevant company will directly collect the products subject to recall and disposal . Separate storage is recommended .

          In order to prevent similar cases , the Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Rural Affairs plans to conduct a full investigation into the sterilization and sterilization process compliance of pet food manufacturers that use chicken and duck meat .

          In addition , we plan to conduct a follow-up investigation of the raw materials supplied to the feed manufacturer , and implement quarantine measures such as disinfection and inspection accordingly .

          If the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shows suspected symptoms of highly pathogenic avian influenza, such as fever , anorexia , respiratory symptoms ( difficulty breathing , dry cough, etc. ) in a cat that is or has been feeding the companion animal food , immediately call the livestock quarantine agency (1588-4060, 1588- 9060) to report it .

          Attachment 1. Recall and Disposal Measures Product Details
          2. Contact information by province ( in charge of feed )

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          • #20
            Discovery of AI antigen in cat food... order for recall and disposal of the product

            Highly pathogenicity is under close examination...Food used at animal shelter in Gwanak-gu, Seoul confirmed to have cat AI
            • Reporter Lee So-hee lsh04@vop.co.kr
            • Publication 2023-08-02 13:02:06In the past week, cats at two animal shelters in Seoul were confirmed with highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI). However, while the government and local governments were conducting epidemiological investigations, AI antigens were discovered in cat food. An order was issued to recall and destroy all of the feed.

              On the 2nd, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) said, "The avian influenza (H5 type) antigen was confirmed in a companion animal feed sample test collected from a feline highly pathogenic avian influenza facility in Gwanak-gu, Seoul."

              Previously, the Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters and the Seoul Metropolitan Government conducted an epidemiological investigation on the occurrence of highly pathogenic AI, and also inspected pet food stored in the facility. As a result of the test, AI antigen was detected. However, whether it is highly pathogenic has not yet been confirmed. High pathogenicity results can be confirmed after 2-3 days.

              The companion animal food for which the antigen was detected are two products, 'Balanced Duck' and 'Balanced Chicken' of the brand 'Tosil Tosil Restaurant'. This feed manufacturer is 'Nature's Row' located in Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do.

            According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the company was found to have manufactured pet food from May 25 to August 1 without properly carrying out processes such as sterilization and sterilization. Accordingly, Gyeonggi-do, the governing local government, issued an order to stop manufacturing, selling, and supplying the company's products, as well as to recall and dispose of them.

            In the future, the company and Gyeonggi-do will directly collect the product in question. Consumers with product purchase history information (delivery history, etc.) are provided with information on recall and disposal by the 3rd. Buyers can also contact the local government to receive guidance on how to collect them. You can contact the manufacturer's representative number (070-7610-4554) or check the website (https://smartstore.naver.com/tosiltosilrestaurant).

            The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs recommended, “Consumers who have the product in question should seal it in a plastic bag until the product is collected, disinfect it using hand sanitizer, etc., and store it separately.” In addition, “If a cat that is or has been fed the feed shows symptoms of suspected highly pathogenic AI, such as fever, loss of appetite, respiratory symptoms (difficulty breathing, dry cough, etc.), immediately contact the livestock quarantine agency (1588-4060, 1588-9060). Please report it,” he stressed.

            In the future, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs will conduct a follow-up investigation of the raw materials supplied to the feed manufacturer and promote quarantine measures such as disinfection and inspection. In addition, to prevent similar cases, the company plans to conduct a full investigation on whether manufacturers of pet food that use chicken or duck meat adhere to sterilization and sterilization processes.

            Meanwhile, on the 25th of last month, two cats who died at an animal shelter in Yongsan-gu, Seoul were confirmed as highly pathogenic AI (H5N1 type). Later, on August 1, a cat who visited the hospital with respiratory symptoms at an animal shelter in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, died and was tested positive. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food conducted related epidemiological investigations and strengthened quarantine measures.https://vop.co.kr/A00001637588.html​​​​​​
            CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

            treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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            • #21
              S. Korea detects avian influenza virus in cat food
              14:27 August 02, 2023
              (ATTN: ADDS more info on latest cases, contact tracing throughout)

              SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's agriculture ministry said Wednesday it has detected an H5 avian influenza (AI) strain in cat food, and ordered its manufacturer to recall and destroy the affected products.

              Last month, a cat living at a shelter in Seoul's Gwanak district died after showing respiratory symptoms, and it was found Monday to have been infected with a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza strain, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

              Follow-up tests on the facility showed that the H5 virus was detected in cat food used there, and its manufacturer, Nature's Raw, in the city of Gimpo, west of Seoul, had failed to abide by due sterilization procedures, the ministry said.

              Whether the virus from the cat food is highly pathogenic will be determined in about two days.

              "The company had not fully followed necessary sterilization steps over the course of manufacturing products since May 25. The government ordered the company to stop producing and selling the items, and to recall and destroy them," the ministry said in a release.

              The company skipped the sterilization process due to the breakdown of its equipment, a ministry official said.

              ,,, the ministry decided to launch an inspection into all manufacturers of animal food using chicken, duck and other meats.​...Officials said four additional cases have been confirmed among cats in the two shelters, bringing the total caseload among cats to seven.


              People who have had contact with the cats in the Gwanak and Yongsan shelters have not shown any symptoms, and there has not been a human AI infection through cats or other mammals......
              The authorities are also grappling with how to deal with infected cats.

              In accordance with related regulations, animals infected with the avian influenza are supposed to be culled, but it is not easy to force cat owners to administer mercy killing.

              "We are reviewing an option of setting up facilities to isolate infected pets and treat them
              ,.


              source: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2023080...section=search
              Last edited by sharon sanders; August 2, 2023, 10:09 PM. Reason: fixed link
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              treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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              • #22
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus confirmed in cat food

                Oh Seok-min, 오석민 Oh Seok-min
                All News 09:54 August 04, 2023
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                FONT SIZE SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has confirmed a highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) virus in cat food used at a Seoul animal shelter that earlier reported flu cases among cats, the agriculture ministry said Friday.

                Earlier this week, the H5 AI strain was found in two kinds of cat food -- Balanced Duck and Balanced Chicken manufactured by Nature's Raw -- used at the shelter in Seoul's Gwanak district, and follow-up tests found that they were contaminated with the highly pathogenic H5N1 AI strain, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

                At least one cat there died after being infected with the H5N1 AI strain.

                The two contaminated items were found to have been produced without adequate sterilization since May 25 due to a facility breakdown, and the government is checking for any further affected cases as a total of 268 customers had bought the items.

                Upon detection of the virus, the government ordered the manufacturer to recall and destroy the products, and launched an inspection into all manufacturers of animal food using chicken, duck and other meats....https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230804002000320
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                • #23

                  press release




                  Cat food highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed
                  2023.08.04 08:00:00
                  Avian Influenza Prevention Division, Quarantine Policy Bureau


                  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ( Minister Jeong Hwang-geun , hereinafter the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ) announced that the avian influenza antigen (H5 type ) identified in companion animal feed (8.1.) collected as part of an epidemiological investigation in a facility with highly pathogenic avian influenza in cats located in Gwanak-gu, Seoul On August 3 , it was announced that it was finally confirmed as highly pathogenic (H5N1 type ) .

                  The feed for which highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed is ' Balanced Duck ( product name )' manufactured on July 5 at ' Nature 's Row * ' in Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi -do .

                  * Recall for two products, 'Balanced Duck' and 'Balanced Chicken', manufactured from May 25 , 2023 to August 1 , 2023, where the process for sterilization and sterilization was not properly implemented by the company . under decommissioning

                  As soon as the avian influenza (H5 type ) antigen was detected in cat food on August 1 , the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs quickly shared and disseminated the detection situation to related organizations such as the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local governments , and epidemiological investigators from the Quarantine Headquarters supplied raw materials to the company. We are conducting a follow-up investigation by identifying the distribution channels of

                  Local governments are conducting emergency surveillance for the presence of clinical symptoms in cats for purchasers of the product , and are implementing quarantine measures such as disinfection and inspection of related facilities and farms according to the results of epidemiological investigations by the Quarantine Headquarters .

                  The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs immediately stops feeding the feed , and if a cat that is or has been fed shows symptoms of highly pathogenic avian influenza such as fever , loss of appetite , respiratory symptoms ( difficulty in breathing , dry cough, etc. ) -4060, 1588-9060) emphasized to report .


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                  • #24
                    Korea (Rep. of) - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Follow up report 1

                    GENERAL INFORMATION
                    COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
                    ZONE

                    ANIMAL TYPE
                    TERRESTRIAL

                    DISEASE CATEGORY
                    Listed disease

                    EVENT ID
                    5144

                    DISEASE
                    Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

                    CAUSAL AGENT
                    Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

                    GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
                    H5N1

                    START DATE
                    2023/07/04

                    REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
                    Unusual host species

                    DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
                    -

                    CONFIRMATION DATE
                    2023/07/25

                    EVENT STATUS
                    On-going

                    END DATE
                    -

                    SELF-DECLARATION
                    NO

                    REPORT INFORMATION
                    REPORT NUMBER
                    Follow-up report 1

                    REPORT ID
                    FUR_162151

                    REPORT REFERENCE
                    -

                    REPORT DATE
                    2023/08/04

                    REPORT STATUS
                    Validated

                    NO EVOLUTION REPORT
                    -

                    EPIDEMIOLOGY
                    SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
                    Unknown or inconclusive
                    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
                    No epidemiological comment

                    QUANTITATIVE DATA SUMMARY
                    MEASURING UNIT
                    Animal

                    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                    Domestic cat (WILD)
                    NEW - 7
                    7 - - -
                    TOTAL - 9 9 - - -
                    ...

                    NEW OUTBREAKS

                    OB_123079 - GWANAK-GU, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
                    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
                    -

                    START DATE
                    2023/07/29

                    END DATE
                    -

                    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
                    -

                    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    Seoul

                    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    Dongjak

                    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    -

                    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
                    Other

                    LOCATION
                    Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

                    Latitude, Longitude
                    37.488812 , 126.923431

                    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
                    -

                    MEASURING UNIT
                    Animal

                    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
                    -

                    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                    Domestic cat (WILD)
                    Feral
                    NEW - 4
                    4 - - -
                    TOTAL - 4 4 - - -
                    ...

                    UPDATED OUTBREAKS

                    OB_122401 - YONGSAN-GU, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
                    OUTBREAK REFERENCE
                    -

                    START DATE
                    2023/07/04

                    END DATE
                    -

                    DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
                    -

                    FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    Seoul

                    SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    Yongsan

                    THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                    -

                    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
                    Other

                    LOCATION
                    Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

                    Latitude, Longitude
                    37.532364 , 126.953955

                    OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
                    -

                    MEASURING UNIT
                    Animal

                    AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
                    -

                    SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                    Domestic cat (WILD)
                    Feral
                    NEW - 3
                    3 - - -
                    TOTAL - 5 5 - - -

                    ...
                    https://wahis.woah.org/#/in-review/5144​
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                    • #25
                      press release



                      Status of follow-up measures following confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in companion animal feed 2023.08.09 06:00:00 Avian Influenza Prevention Division, Quarantine Policy Bureau

                      The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ( Minister Jeong Hwang- geun , hereinafter the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ) completed recall measures for products * distributed and sold as highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in raw cat feed on August 3 , and consumers who purchased these products As a result of surveillance of the cats raised, all of them revealed that there was nothing wrong .

                      * Two ' Balanced Duck ' and ' Balanced Chicken ' manufactured by ' Nature's Row (company name)' in Gimpo- si , Gyeonggi - do from May 25 , 2023 to August 1 , 2023 without proper sterilization and sterilization process. product

                      The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs contacted 286 consumers * who purchased or received the product free of charge to provide guidance on the collection , disposal , and handling procedures of feed , and all products owned by 239 people ** were also recalled . Each local government is in the process of disposing of the recovered products , and plans to complete the disposal within this week .

                      * 268 product purchasers , 18 people including free gift experience
                      ** 47 out of 286 completed consumption , 239 ( Seoul 72 , Busan 13, Daegu 8, Incheon 15 , Gwangju 2, Daejeon 2, Ulsan 5 , Sejong 3, Gyeonggi 75, Gangwon 5, Chungbuk 2, Chungnam 8, Jeonbuk 6, Jeonnam 5, Gyeongbuk 7, Gyeongnam 11 )

                      As a result of inspections on the presence or absence of clinical symptoms in cats raised by consumers who purchased or were given free products, all found no abnormalities , and regular inspections are conducted for two weeks until August 16 through the local government .

                      If a cat that ate the feed shows symptoms suspected of highly pathogenic avian influenza, such as anorexia and respiratory symptoms ( difficulty breathing , dry cough, etc. ) , and reports to the livestock quarantine agency (1588-4060, 1588-9060) , the livestock quarantine agency of the local government You can be tested for highly pathogenic avian influenza infection .

                      To prevent similar cases, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is conducting inspections (August 3-August 9) on compliance with sterilization and sterilization processes at 14 companies that manufacture raw feed for companion animals using chicken and duck meat . In parallel, we plan to carry out the collection inspection * of all raw animal feeds by August 11th .

                      * ( Target for collection ) Raw meat for production of raw feed manufacturers , production and storage products , and raw feed products being distributed and sold

                      In addition, to identify the cause of the outbreak, we are tracking and investigating various routes of infection, such as wild birds and cat breeding grounds, as well as raw materials supplied to the feed manufacturer .

                      Ahn Yong-deok, director of quarantine policy, explained, “ There have been no confirmed cases of cat-to - cat transmission worldwide , and in particular, companion animals living together in a household are unlikely to be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza . Please observe personal hygiene rules such as banning and washing hands , and if you have any suspicious symptoms , please report them immediately to the livestock quarantine agency, he emphasized .


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                        • #27

                          press release



                          Cat highly pathogenic avian influenza quarantine area lifted on August 21st 2023.08.22 15:26:49
                          Avian Influenza Prevention Division, Quarantine Policy Bureau


                          The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ( Minister Jeong Hwang-geun , hereinafter the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ) has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in cats at animal shelters in Yongsan-gu and Gwanak-gu, Seoul (2 cases , 9 * ) , and there was no additional occurrence for 21 days , and avian influenza precision was confirmed for the facility. As a result of the inspection , there were no abnormalities, so it was announced that the restrictions on movement within the quarantine area were lifted on August 21st .

                          * (1st ) 5 in Yongsan -gu ( 2 confirmed on July 25 , 3 confirmed on July 28 ), (2nd ) 4 in Gwanak - gu ( 2 confirmed on July 31 , 2 confirmed on August 3 )

                          Since highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in a cat in a facility in Yongsan-gu on July 25 , the Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Rural Affairs has tested susceptible animal breeding facilities in quarantine areas , animal protection facilities nationwide , wild birds , stray cats , As a result of various surveillance and inspections of cat breeding grounds , all were found to be abnormal .

                          In particular , as highly pathogenic avian influenza was identified in raw feed for cats at an outbreak facility in Gwanak-gu during the epidemiological investigation, recall and disposal measures for products * distributed and sold by the feed manufacturer were completed .

                          * From May 25th , 2023 to August 1st , 2023 , about 13,200 products (1,980kg) of ' Balanced Duck ' and ' Balanced Chicken ' manufactured without proper sterilization and sterilization process

                          In addition , there were no abnormalities in both the 1st all-at-on surveillance and 14 -day periodic surveillance of the cats raised by consumers (286 persons ) who purchased the product .

                          In addition, as a result of collecting and inspecting products stored in 13 other companies that manufacture raw animal feed using chicken and duck meat , raw meat , and products in distribution / sale , all (110 cases ) were found to be free of abnormalities . However , one additional company that did not comply with the sterilization and sterilization process was found, and recall and disposal measures are being implemented for products produced by that company .
                          The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is conducting a follow-up investigation on raw meat supplied to the feed company to identify the cause of contamination of the raw feed .

                          In addition , as a cat infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza was unusually identified, a systematic quarantine management plan for companion animals infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza was prepared to prevent recurrence and improve the management system , while strengthening avian influenza inspection at the slaughter stage , We also plan to prepare a safety management plan for raw animal feed .

                          Ahn Yong-deok, director of quarantine policy, said, " We plan to do our best to prevent the occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in cats by strengthening quarantine and safety management for companion animals and companion animal food . "



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                          • #28
                            Korea (Rep. of) - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Follow up report 3 [FINAL]

                            GENERAL INFORMATION
                            COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
                            ZONE

                            ANIMAL TYPE
                            TERRESTRIAL

                            DISEASE CATEGORY
                            Listed disease

                            EVENT ID
                            5144

                            DISEASE
                            Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

                            CAUSAL AGENT
                            Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

                            GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
                            H5N1

                            START DATE
                            2023/07/04

                            REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
                            Unusual host species

                            DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
                            -

                            CONFIRMATION DATE
                            2023/07/25

                            EVENT STATUS
                            Resolved


                            END DATE
                            2023/08/21


                            SELF-DECLARATION
                            NO

                            REPORT INFORMATION
                            REPORT NUMBER
                            Follow-up report 3

                            REPORT ID
                            FUR_162441

                            REPORT REFERENCE
                            -

                            REPORT DATE
                            2023/08/24

                            REPORT STATUS
                            Validated

                            NO EVOLUTION REPORT
                            -

                            EPIDEMIOLOGY
                            SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
                            Unknown or inconclusive

                            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
                            No epidemiological comment

                            QUANTITATIVE DATA SUMMARY
                            MEASURING UNIT
                            Animal

                            SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                            Domestic cat (WILD)
                            NEW - - - - - -
                            TOTAL - 9 9 - - -​

                            DIAGNOSTIC DETAILS
                            CLINICAL SIGNS
                            YES

                            ...

                            UPDATED OUTBREAKS

                            OB_122401 - YONGSAN-GU, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA


                            OUTBREAK REFERENCE
                            -

                            START DATE
                            2023/07/04

                            END DATE
                            2023/08/21

                            DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
                            -

                            FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            Seoul

                            SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            Yongsan

                            THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            -

                            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
                            Other

                            LOCATION
                            Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

                            Latitude, Longitude
                            37.532364 , 126.953955

                            OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
                            -

                            MEASURING UNIT
                            Animal

                            AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
                            -

                            SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                            Domestic cat (WILD)
                            Feral

                            NEW - - - - - -
                            TOTAL - 5 5 - - -​

                            METHOD OF DIAGNOSTIC
                            Diagnostic test

                            CONTROL MEASURES DIFFERENT FROM EVENT LEVEL
                            MEASURES NOT IMPLEMENTED
                            -

                            ADDITIONAL MEASURES
                            -


                            OB_123079 - GWANAK-GU, SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

                            OUTBREAK REFERENCE
                            -

                            START DATE
                            2023/07/29

                            END DATE
                            2023/08/21

                            DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
                            -

                            FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            Seoul

                            SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            Dongjak

                            THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
                            -

                            EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
                            Other

                            LOCATION
                            Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

                            Latitude, Longitude
                            37.488812 , 126.923431

                            OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
                            -

                            MEASURING UNIT
                            Animal

                            AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
                            -

                            SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
                            Domestic cat (WILD)
                            Feral

                            NEW - - - - - -
                            TOTAL - 4 4 - - -​


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                            -Nelson Mandela

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