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South Korea to ban poultry farms in avian influenza-prone areas

2 January 2019, at 12:00am

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will prohibit poultry breeding in areas vulnerable to avian influenza to prevent outbreaks of the highly contagious animal disease, the government said Wednesday 2 January 2019

The Korea Herald reported that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it will revise regulations for stockbreeders who will require enhanced qualifications, and that breeding of chickens and ducks in AI-prone areas will be prohibited.

Moreover, farms breeding chickens and ducks within 500 metres of one another will not be allowed. It is hoped that these stricter regulations will curb the need for culls through a reduction in bird flu outbreaks.

Read the full report from the Korea Herald here