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AVIAN INFLUENZA (20): SOUTH KOREA, H5N6, POULTRY, SPREAD, ALERT

Date: Mon 19 Mar 2018 11:32 KST
Source: The Chosunilbo [edited]
<http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/03/19/2018031901082.html>


New cases of bird flu have been confirmed in 3 parts of the country,
putting health and quarantine authorities on alert again.



The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on [Sun 18
Mar 2018] that the highly pathogenic [avian influenza, HPAI] H5N6
virus was detected in chicken farms in Pyeongtaek and Yangju, Gyeonggi
province and Asan, South Chungcheong province.

Bird flu appeared to have subsided, with the last outbreak reported on
a chicken farm in Cheonan, South Chungcheong province on [8 Feb 2018].
The government only lifted its nationwide quarantine alert early this
month [March 2018].

A fresh alert has been issued in southern Gyeonggi province, which has
1456 poultry farms.

The provincial government is culling 800 000 chickens at 56 farms
within 3 km [2 mi] of the farms in Pyeongtaek and Yangju where bird
flu was found. A travel ban has also been imposed on 229 poultry farms
within a 10 km [6 mi] radius.

"Because wild migratory birds move northwards until April, this is a
critical time. We will do our utmost to prevent the spread of AI," a
Gyeonggi government official said.

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[Avian influenza virus H5N6 continues to be a global public health
concern, including South Korea.

Wild birds are considered to be natural reservoirs for avian influenza
virus transmission.

A reassortant clade 2.3.4.4 avian influenza A(H5N6) virus was isolated
from a fecal sample of a Mandarin duck (_Aix galericulata_) in South
Korea during October 2016. This virus was genetically similar to H5N6
subtype virus isolates from China, Viet Nam, Laos, and Hong Kong,
including human isolates [1].

Reference
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1. Kwon J-H, Lee D-H, Swayne DE, et al. Reassortant clade 2.3.4.4
avian influenza A(H5N6) virus in a wild mandarin duck, South Korea,
2016. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017; 23(5): 822-6; available at
<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5403023/>

Maps of South Korea: <http://tinyurl.com/jvukf5u> and
<http://healthmap.org/promed/p/195>. - Mod.TTM]

[See Also:
Avian influenza (07): South Korea (Gyeonggi), H5N6, poultry:
http://promedmail.org/post/20180128.5590195
2017
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Avian influenza (58): South Korea, HPAI H5N6, alert:
http://promedmail.org/post/20171231.5530419
Avian influenza (55): South Korea (South Jeolla) H5N6, duck, OIE:
http://promedmail.org/post/20171221.5517614
Avian influenza (52): South Korea (South Jeolla) duck, H5N6
http://promedmail.org/post/20171213.5500475
Avian influenza (36): South Korea, H5N8, wild birds, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20170627.5133206
Avian influenza (34): South Korea, poultry, HPAI H5N8, spread, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20170608.5091514
Avian influenza (33): South Korea, poultry, H5N8, alert
http://promedmail.org/post/20170606.5086760
Avian influenza (19): South Korea (South Chungcheong) chicken, H5,
cull http://promedmail.org/post/20170303.4876313
Avian influenza (16): South Korea (South Jeolla) H5N8, duck, cull
http://promedmail.org/post/20170222.4857058
Avian influenza (04): South Korea (Jeju), H5N6, wild birds, spread
http://promedmail.org/post/20170113.4760205
2016
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Avian influenza (20): South Korea, H5N6, feline, fatal
http://promedmail.org/post/20161231.4734756
Avian influenza (18): South Korea, H5N6, poultry, spread, alert
http://promedmail.org/post/20161213.4695066
Avian influenza (16): Korea, H5N6, poultry culled
http://promedmail.org/post/20161206.4679128
2015
----
Avian influenza (12): South Korea, HPAI H5N8, poultry, duck, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20150305.3210152
Avian influenza (08): South Korea (South Gyeongsang) HPAI H5N8,
poultry, canine http://promedmail.org/post/20150203.313963
2014
----
Avian influenza - South Korea (11): North Jeolla, duck, H5N8, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20141113.2945490
Avian influenza - South Korea (10): duck, South Jeolla, RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20141021.2879583
Avian influenza - South Korea (09): duck, H5N8, reoccurrence, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20140928.2812237
Avian influenza - South Korea (08): duck, H5N8
http://promedmail.org/post/20140803.2655853
Avian influenza - South Korea (07): poultry, H5N8, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20140501.2442316
Avian influenza - South Korea (06): canine, H5N8, spread
http://promedmail.org/post/20140328.2363535
Avian influenza - South Korea (05): poultry, H5N8
http://promedmail.org/post/20140315.2334483
Avian influenza - South Korea (04): H5N8, ducks, chickens, spread, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20140302.2307806
Avian influenza - South Korea (03): H5N8, poultry, spread
http://promedmail.org/post/20140224.2296011
Avian influenza - South Korea (02): H5N8, duck, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20140211.2270436
Avian influenza - South Korea: North Jeolla, H5N8, duck, OIE
http://promedmail.org/post/20140121.2221194]
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