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One More Outbreak of Bird Flu in South Korea

by 5m Editor
14 February 2011, at 12:32am

SOUTH KOREA - One new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported on a farm in the province of Gyeonggi-do.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 6 dated 11 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one new outbreak of HPAI at a farm in Pyeongtaek-city with 35,000 chickens. It started on 7 February. In all, 150 of the birds died and the rest have been destroyed.

The presence of the H5 N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

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