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Bird flu scare spreads in South Korea

The South Korean government on Sunday confirmed that poultry from two duck farms in Buan, North Jeolla Province were infected with avian influenza virus.

There are now three duck farms with confirmed cases of the virus.

"The case reported on the 17th has been confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain," Kwon Jae-han, director of livestock policy bureau at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.

As for the farm that reported a suspected AI case on Saturday, it has yet to be confirmed whether the infection is caused by the same strain.



Choi He-suk

The Korea Herald








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