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OIE: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8), Korea (Rep. of)
submited by kickingbird at Dec, 1, 2020 20:44 PM from OIE

Information received on 30/11/2020 from Dr Dae Gyun Kim, Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sejong-si, Korea (Rep. of)
Summary
Report type
Immediate notification
Date of start of the event
26/11/2020
Date of confirmation of the event
28/11/2020
Report date
30/11/2020
Date submitted to OIE
30/11/2020
Reason for notification
Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence
17/03/2018
Manifestation of disease
Sub-clinical infection
Causal agent
Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype
H5N8
Nature of diagnosis
Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to
the whole country
New outbreaks (1)

Outbreak 1
Girin-ri, Soseong-myeon, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-Do
Date of start of the outbreak
26/11/2020
Outbreak status
Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit
Farm
Affected animals
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
19000
1
0
19000
0
Affected population
19,000 ducks were killed.
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected
Species
Susceptible
Cases
Deaths
Killed and disposed of
Slaughtered
Birds
19000
1
0
19000
0
Outbreak statistics
Species
Apparent morbidity rate
Apparent mortality rate
Apparent case fatality rate
Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds
0.01%
0.00%
0.00%
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
392,000 chickens & ducks (5 farms of 292,000 chickens and 1 farm of 100,000 ducks) of 6 farms were killed preventively. The 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
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
reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
28/11/2020
Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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