Breeding Ducks Hit by Latest South Korean Bird Flu Outbreak

SOUTH KOREA - An outbreak of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been discovered in South Korea.
calendar icon 31 March 2016
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The affected farm was a duck-breeding operation in Gyeonggi-Do province.

Twenty birds died from the disease, and over 10,000 more had to be destroyed as a result of the outbreak.

Quarantine, movement controls, disinfection and stamping out are all being used as control measures by the South Korean authorities.

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