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New Suspect Case of Bird Flu Found in S Korea

by 5m Editor
6 October 2008, at 8:13a.m.

SEOUL - A new suspected case of bird flu was found at a duck farm in South Korea, the South Korean Agriculture Ministry said Saturday.

Routine tests showed that some ducks at a farm in Yesan, 134 km south of Seoul, have been infected with avian influenza, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said detailed tests were underway to confirm whether the suspected outbreak of bird flu is a highly virulent strain of avian influenza.

All ducks at the farm were culled in case of further spreading of the fatal disease, the ministry said.

5m Editor