Published Date: 2019-01-29 20:43:13
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - South Korea (02): (KG) cattle, st O, OIE
Archive Number: 20190129.6284442
FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE - SOUTH KOREA (02): (GYEONGGI-DO) CATTLE, SEROTYPE O, OIE
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Date: Tue 29 Jan 2019
Source: OIE, WAHID (World Animal Health Information Database), weekly disease information 2019; 32(05) [edited]
Foot-and-mouth disease, Korea (Rep of)
Information received on [and dated] 29 Jan 2019 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)
Report type: Immediate notification
Date of start of the event: 26 Jan 2019
Date of confirmation of the event: 28 Jan 2019
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 30 Apr 2018
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot-and-mouth disease virus
Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to the whole country.
New outbreaks (1)
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak 1: Osan-ri, Geumgwang-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak: 26 Jan 2019
Outbreak status: continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit: farm
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Cattle / 120 / 20 / 0 / 120 / 0
Affected population: dairy cattle in a farm, showing drooling and vesicles.
Outbreak statistics [rates apparent, expressed as percentages]
Species / Morbidity rate / Mortality rate / Case fatality rate / Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Cattle / 16.67 / 0 / 0 / 100
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction, and/or slaughter
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection: unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments: The epidemiological surveillance is ongoing.
Measures applied: movement control inside the country; vaccination in response to the outbreak(s); 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; zoning; disinfection; ante and post-mortem inspections; no treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied: no other measures
Diagnostic test results:
Laboratory name and type: Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (OIE Reference Laboratory)
Species / Test / Test date / Result
Cattle / real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) / 28 Jan 2019 / Positive
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
[The location of the outbreak can be seen on the interactive map included in the OIE report at the source URL above.]
[This information in this immediate notification complements the comments made by Mod.AS in ProMED-mail posting 20190129.6283335.
FMD virus strain serotype O, topotype ME-SA, lineage Ind-2001 was reported in South Korea in February 2017. See information at http://www.wrlfmd.org/country-reports/country-reports-2017.
Previously FMDV-O was reported in 2000, 2002, 2010, 2011, and 2014. - Mod.CDR
HealthMap/ProMED map available at:
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/40393]