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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 [...]

Gov’t Animal Quarantine Agency Acquires Know-how to Make Bird Flu Vaccine

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s animal quarantine agency said Sunday that is has acquired know-how to make its own bird flu vaccines. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) said that it has developed candidate vaccine materials for its “antigen bank” that targets the H5N6 and H5N1 strains of avian influenza (AI). [...]

Eggs Imported From Thailand to Arrive in South Korea Next Week

Eggs Imported From Thailand to Arrive in South Korea Next Week

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Eggs imported from Thailand will arrive in South Korea next week, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday, as the government seeks to contain rising prices amid the latest bird flu outbreak. Some 2 million eggs imported by a local company will arrive in South Korea via ship sometime between next [...]

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

President Rejects Bird Flu Measures as Formality, Urges Fundamental Solution

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in on Thursday dismissed the government’s existing plans to fight the spread of avian influenza as a formality, calling for “real and fundamental” solutions, the presidential office said.  The proposed measures to fight the spread of bird flu came one day after the country reported a suspected [...]

Jeju Government to Cull Over 124,000 Chickens to Stem Bird Flu Outbreak

Jeju Government to Cull Over 124,000 Chickens to Stem Bird Flu Outbreak

JEJU, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The provincial government of Jeju Island said Wednesday it has decided to cull more than 124,000 chickens in the coming days to prevent the spread of avian influenza, which hit the southern resort island late last week. The provincial government has culled about 9,000 chickens since Friday, meaning about [...]

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

Bird Flu Pandemic Hasn’t Changed Atrocious Conditions at Poultry Farms

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite new government measures that require farmers to make use of larger cages, the horrific conditions that poultry live under at typical factory farms in South Korea are unlikely to change soon, which have been identified as one of the major factors behind the recent influenza Type A pandemic that [...]