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Three New Outbreaks of High-Path Avian Flu in South Korea

1 May 2014, at 12:02am

SOUTH KOREA - Three new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by an H5N8 virus have occurred over the last two months.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 5 dated 30 April to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report described three new outbreaks of HPAI in poultry between 6 March and 21 April 2014.

The first started on 6 March in breeding chickens in the region of Gyeonggi-do, the second in Sejong (also in breeding chickens) and the third outbreak started on 21 April on a farm with domestic geese in Chungcheingbuk-do.

A total of 100,700 birds were involved in these outbreak, 770 died and 99,930 have been destroyed.

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