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South Korea HPAI Cases Continue into 2015

30 March 2015
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

SOUTH KOREA - The government continues with efforts to control High Pathogen Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry farms.

Although culling of affected animals seems to have proven effective in controlling mass spreading it has not resulted in eradication.

Status of HPAI

As of 18 March 2015, a total of 133 cases of HPAI have been detected and as a result, a total of 3.88 million birds from 163 farms have been culled.

The last positive case of HPAI detected in wild birds was on 27 January 2015.

However, as migrant birds continue to migrate up to April, the Korean government is expecting to see more spontaneous cases of HPAI until then.

The Korean government will designate individuals as “honorary surveillance people” to check traditional markets where live chickens and ducks are sold in spring time. The government will also continue to monitor the situation.

Further Reading

You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.

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