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Bird flu Detected at Chicken Farm in Gyeonggi Province

Bird flu Detected at Chicken Farm in Gyeonggi Province

POCHEON, South Korea, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A chicken farm in Gyeonggi Province reported a suspected case of avian influenza (AI) on Wednesday, prompting quarantine officials to impose a temporary ban on poultry transportation in the region. The farm with 197,000 laying chickens in Pocheon, 45 kilometers north of Seoul, reported that about 30 birds have died since Tuesday, and the preliminary test showed that they were infected with AI, [...]

S. Korea Kills 201,000 Birds to Stem Spread of Bird Flu

S. Korea Kills 201,000 Birds to Stem Spread of Bird Flu

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean quarantine officials have slaughtered 201,000 birds in the country’s southwestern areas to contain the spread of avian influenza, an official said Sunday. Quarantine workers culled the ducks between Nov. 18 and Friday, said an official handling the issue at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. [...]

South Korea Steps Up Bird Flu Quarantine Measures

South Korea Steps Up Bird Flu Quarantine Measures

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will step up quarantine measures against bird flu ahead of the long holiday as a suspected case was reported in the country’s southern region, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday. The ministry said an H7N7 strain of avian influenza (AI) was found in wild bird droppings that were collected in [...]