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One Outbreak of LPAI in S Korea; Issue Resolved

by 5m Editor
7 March 2011, at 9:54am

SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) in chickens.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 1 on Friday, 4 March. The report states that the outbreak took place at a farm in Iksan City in the Jeollabuk-do province.

According to the report, a total of 50,000 birds were found susceptible to the disease, out of which six cases were identified. All 50,000 chickens were culled.

Although the source of the outbreak remains inconclusive, the veterinary authorities, in conjunction with the OIE, have resolved the issue.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.