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23 Nov 2016

Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, S. #Korea [two #poultry #outbreaks] (#OIE, Nov. 23 ‘16)

 

Title: Highly pathogenic #avian #influenza #H5N6, S. #Korea [two #poultry #outbreaks].

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, poultry epizootics in South Korea.

Source: OIE, full page: (LINK).

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6, Korea (Rep. of)

Information received on 23/11/2016 from Dr Oh Soon-Min, Director - Chief Veterinary Officer, General Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), SEJONG-SI, Korea (Rep. of)

  • Summary
    • Report type Immediate notification
    • Date of start of the event 16/11/2016
    • Date of confirmation of the event 17/11/2016
    • Report date 23/11/2016
    • Date submitted to OIE 23/11/2016
    • Reason for notification New strain of a listed disease
    • 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
  • New outbreaks
    • Summary of outbreaks
      • Total outbreaks: 2
        • Outbreak Location:
          • CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO ( Eumseong-gun, Yongchon, Eumseong )
          • JEOLLANAM-DO ( Haenam-gun, Sani, Haenam )
        • Total animals affected: Species – Susceptible – Cases – Deaths – Destroyed – Slaughtered
          • Birds  - 50000  - 770  - 770  - 49230  - 0
        • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
          • Birds - 1.54% - 1.54% - 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
      • Contact with wild species
  • Control measures
    • Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Screening
      • Disinfection / Disinfestation
      • Traceability
      • Quarantine
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Stamping out
      • Official destruction of animal products
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
      • Control of wildlife reservoirs
      • Zoning
      • Vaccination prohibited
      • No treatment of affected animals
    • Measures to be applied
      • No other measures
  • Diagnostic test results
    • Laboratory name and type - Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency ( National laboratory )
      • Tests and results: Species – Test - Test date – Result
        • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 17/11/2016 – Positive
  • Future Reporting
    • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Keywords: OIE; Updates; H5N6; Avian Influenza; Poultry; S. Korea.

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