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South Korea confirms another case of highly pathogenic bird flu at a farm site

South Korean animal health authorities have reported another case of avian influenza at a duck farm and announced new biosecurity measures.

29 December 2020, at 7:44am

According to reporting in KBS World Radio, the latest outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at a duck farm in Jeongeup, North Jeolla province, is South Korea’s thirtieth case.

Animal health authorities culled poultry within a three-kilometre radius of the farm. The government has issued a 30-day standstill order for poultry farms within ten-kilometres of the outbreak. A regional testing plan has been announced as well.

Read more about this story on KBS World Radio.