Tuesday, November 14, 2017

South Korea: H5N2 In Wild Bird Feces Determined To Be LPAI


Yesterday, in Japan MOE: 2nd H5N6 Lab Confirmation & More Dead Birds Being Tested, I briefly mentioned that South Korea was testing H5N2 samples collected on Jeju Island for pathogenicity. 
Not unexpectedly, the results have come back as low path.
While HPAI H5N2 has been reported in the wild, it is most often LPAI.  Two reports, first the translated announcement from MAFRA, followed by an English language report from Yonhap news.
Suwon (gods reservoir), Jeju, Jeju (hadori), wild bird feces inspection results, according to the chronicles off room jeobyeongwonseong AI confirmed

Added 2017-11-14 09:00:00

Agriculture, Forestry to Livestock and Food (Minister gimyoungrok) is 11.6 days Suwon (gods reservoirs nearby), and Jeju, Jeju (hadori) wild birds Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Office inspection results for fecal two cases both jeobyeongwonseong AI (H5N2 type) taken from 11 January 13 announced that the final diagnosis set off defenses price was in the area.

The translator doesn't handle `jeobyeongwonseong', but it means low path.

The Yonhap report:
AI detected in Gyeonggi, Jeju low pathogenic strains

2017/11/14 09:42 
SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) -- The avian influenza (AI) viruses recently detected in Gyeonggi Province and on Jeju Island have been confirmed as low pathogenic strains, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday.

Bird flu viruses were discovered in samples of wild bird droppings collected from a river in Suwon, 46 kilometers south of Seoul, and from the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this month. 
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