Published Date: 2019-01-29 07:44:30
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Foot & mouth disease - South Korea: (KG) bovine, st pending
Archive Number: 20190129.6283335
FOOT & MOUTH DISEASE - SOUTH KOREA: (GYEONGGI-DO) BOVINE, SEROTYPE PENDING
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Date: Mon 28 Jan 2019 12:53 PM KST
Source: Reuters [edited]
South Korea has identified a case of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] at a dairy cow farm, the 1st discovery of the disease in the country since March last year , its agriculture ministry said on [Mon 28 Jan 2019].
The outbreak occurred at the farm of 120 cows in Anseong city, southeast of Seoul [Gyeonggi-do province], the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement.
The ministry said it will cull the cows at the affected farm and step up quarantine and disinfection measures including a temporary transport ban on livestock to contain the wider spread of the virus.
The most recent case was reported last March  when the outbreak was discovered at a hog farm.
[Byline: Jane Chung, Heekyong Yang; editor: Keith Weir]
ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
[South Korea's previous FMD outbreak, in March 2018, took place in the same province (Gyeonggi-do). It involved domestic pigs infected by FMD virus strain serotype A, topotype Asia, lineage SEA-97. Its genotyping results, as well as of other strains (serotypes A and O) from South Korea since 2014 (when South Korea suffered a widespread outbreak), are available on the World Reference Laboratory for FMD website at http://www.wrlfmd.org/east-and-southeast-asia/south-korea#panel-3422.
The FMD vaccine-matching strain differentiation report, dated 15 Jun 2018, addressing strain A/SKR/5/2018 (pig, collected 7 Apr 2018) is available at http://www.wrlfmd.org/sites/world/files/WRLFMD-2018-00016-SKR-VMR-O-A_001.pdf. According to its results, the highest matching rates were related to the 3 vaccine strains A IRN/2005, A/GVII, and A22 IRQ/24/64.
South Korea's last annual animal health report to the OIE covered 2015; later FMD vaccination statistics are not available.
It remains to be known if the current outbreak is caused by the same FMDV-A virus strain of March 2018 or by a newly introduced, different serotype/topotype/lineage.
For the location of Anseong, see map at https://goo.gl/maps/DFHMBUiZMtz. - Mod.AS
HealthMap/ProMED-mail map of South Korea: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/21579]