Thursday, October 18, 2018

South Korea Finds More Environmental AI - Clarifies H5N2 As LPAI
















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With migratory birds now arriving in South Korea on the southbound leg of their annual migration, we are starting to get reports of Avian Influenza (AI) detection in wild bird feces (see here), including one identified as H5N2.
Today in a follow up to those blogs, MAFRA reports that the H5N2 sample tested - as expected - as LPAI, along with several more AI virus samples which are being analyzed. 
The first (translated) report finds more infected feces collected in Paju, and clarifies that the H5N2 virus announced yesterday was LPAI. 
Detection of H5-type avian influenza (AI) antigen in feces of wild birds in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2018.10.18 11:00:23

Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Food ( Minister : yigaeho ) is 10.8 days Jeonbuk Gunsan Mangyeong estuary and 10.15 days North Chungcheong Province Cheongju Miho Stream taken from the wild bird feces on the test results , 10.17 days H5 type AI antigen detection have been announced .

❍ According to the AI ​​Emergency Action Guideline (SOP)

① Set up a 10-km radius as "wild bird's water prospecting area," ② forecast, inspect, control and disinfect poultry and birds in the area, ③ strengthen preventive measures against nearby farms such as migratory birds and small rivers, ④ The local governments have taken preventive measures such as disinfection every day by mobilizing the anti-pollution vehicles such as the wide-area fire extinguisher.

※ It takes 3 ~ 4 days for the final judgment,

In addition, the feces of wild algae collected from the mouth of the Han River in Paju, Gyeonggi province, on October 11, were confirmed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters as a result of 10.17 days of low-pathogenic AI (H5N2 type).

A second (translated) report today finds more AI positive samples collected from the Southwest and center of the country. 

Detection of H5 type avian influenza (AI) antigen in feces of wild algae in Chunbuk Gunsan (Mangyeong River) and Chungbuk Cheongju (Mihocheon)
 
    2018.10.18 11:23:10 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Food and Beverage (Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs) said on 10.17, H5 type AI was detected in the feces of wild algae collected from the Mt. Mangyeong River Estuary in Jeonbuk Province on Oct. 10 and Cheongju Mihocheon in Chungbuk Province on October 15.

  ❍ According to the AI ​​Emergency Action Guideline (SOP)

   ① Set up a 10-km radius as "wild bird's water prospecting area," ② forecast, inspect, control and disinfect poultry and birds in the area, ③ strengthen preventive measures against nearby farms such as migratory birds and small rivers, ④ The local governments have taken preventive measures such as disinfection every day by mobilizing the anti-pollution vehicles such as the wide-area fire extinguisher.

    ※ It takes 3 ~ 4 days for the final judgment,

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries explained that AI was continuously detected in the feces of wild birds in Paju (Han river estuary), Jeonbuk Gunsan (Mangyeong River estuary) and Cheongju (Mihocheon)

  ❍ In recent years, the risk of AI has been increased due to the arrival of birds in Korea in earnest. So, the farmers and livestock facilities have been requested to thoroughly prevent the occurrence of AI.

The poultry farmers thoroughly disinfected by applying quicklime between the farm access road and the barn to prevent AI outbreaks, thoroughly check for damage to the network of the poultry house,

  ❍ Each local government and producers' group also requested that the poultry farmers strengthen their education and publicity in order to strictly adhere to the rules of prevention and abatement.

So far, South Korea hasn't reported any infected poultry this fall and Japan's Ministry of Environment hasn't reported any AI detections since last spring.


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