Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Korea: 4th Farm Tests Positive For H5N6


South Korea is now confirming 4 outbreaks of HPAI H5N6 in poultry operations - aligned in a north-south corridor in the western half of the nation. Two more farms are being tested (in Yangju and Gimje) , and results are expected on Wednesday.

These are in addition to wild bird and environmental positive samplings. 

This report from Yonhap News.

S. Korea reports 2 additional highly pathogenic bird flu cases

2016/11/22 22:33 

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said it has confirmed the outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu cases at two poultry farms on Tuesday, increasing the number of confirmed H5N6 avian influenza (AI) virus cases in the nation to four.

The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs said the H5N6 AI virus was discovered at a duck farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and at another duck farm in Muan, South Jeolla Province.

The veterinary authorities said some 22,000 ducks have been culled in Muan, 385 kilometers south of Seoul. They also slaughtered 8,500 ducks in Cheongju, 137 kilometers south of the capital, to prevent the possible spread of the disease.

The latest cases come about four days after the government confirmed the H5N6 AI virus at a chicken farm in Haenam, South Jeolla Province, and a duck farm in Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province, noting about 40,000 chickens and 22,000 ducks have been culled.
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