Published Date: 2018-03-28 20:22:54
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - South Korea (04): (KG) swine, st. A, OIE
Archive Number: 20180328.5716200
FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE - SOUTH KOREA (04): (GYEONGGI-DO) SWINE, SEROTYPE A, OIE
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Date: Wed 28 Mar 2018
Source: OIE, WAHID [edited]
Foot and mouth disease, Korea (Rep of)
Information received on 28 Mar 2018 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 Mar 2018
Date of confirmation of the event: 27 Mar 2018
Reason for notification: Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence: 10 Mar 2017
Manifestation of disease: clinical disease
Causal agent: foot and mouth disease virus
Nature of diagnosis: Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country.
New outbreaks (1)
Summary of outbreaks
Total outbreaks: 1
Outbreak 1: Yulsaeng-ri, Daegot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-Do
Date of start of the outbreak: 23 Mar 2018
Outbreak status: continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit: farm
Total animals affected:
Species / Susceptible / Cases / Deaths / Killed and disposed of / Slaughtered
Swine / 1059 / 14 / 1 / 1058 / 0
Affected population: Domestic swine presenting with salivation and vesicles.
Outbreak statistics: [rates apparent, expressed as percentages]
Species / morbidity rate / mortality rate / case fatality rate / Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Swine / 1.32 / 0.09 / 7.14 / 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, 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
Swine / real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 27 Mar 2018 / 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.
[In February 2017, 2 FMD events were reported by South Korea. One was associated with FMD serotype O (see event summary and map at http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review/viewsummary?fupser=&dothis=&reportid=22735) and the other to FMD serotype A (http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review/viewsummary?fupser=&dothis=&reportid=22778).
The current outbreak, which is the 1st detection since those 2017 reports, is located in the same area where the previous FMD serotype A outbreak was reported last year (2017).
According to the information found in the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease monthly report "Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Situation," March 2017 ( see, http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/eufmd/docs/FMD_monthly_reports/2017/March2017.pdf): "Regarding Korea (Rep. of): Field isolates, A/SKR//2017 and O/SKR/ 1 and 2/2017, responsible for the outbreaks that occurred in cattle in Korea (Rep. of) during February 2017 and which were respectively genotyped as A/ASIA/SEA-97 and O/ME-SA/Ind2001d were subjected to VMSD tests:
- Good matching results were obtained with vaccine strains A IRN/2005 and A22 IRQ/24/64 but not for A/MAY/97, A/TUR/20/2006 and A24/Cruzeiro for A/ASIA/SEA-97.
- Good matching results were obtained with vaccine strains O 3039, O 5911, O Campos 04, O Manisa, O SKR and O/TUR/5/09 for O/ME-SA/Ind2001d."
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/40393]