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One New H5N1 Outbreak Reported in South Korea

by 5m Editor
29 March 2011, at 12:29am

SOUTH KOREA - In the last week, there has been one new outbreak of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 10 dated 28 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes one new outbreak of HPAI, which started on 22 March at Seosan-dong, Yeoncheon-city, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang) in the south-east of the country. In total, 520 chickens of the 18,000-bird flock died and the rest were destroyed.

There was a notification of HPAI suspected cases from a farmer, according to the report. They were proved as HPAI virus H5N1 subtype in NVRQS. Poultry in the affected farm and in the area within a 500-metre radius from the affected farm were culled and buried. Disinfection and clinical surveillance in the area within a 10-km radius from the affected farm have been intensified.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the HPAI virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

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