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Ducks Died from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in South Korea

26 September 2014, at 11:05am

SOUTH KOREA - There has been 1,200 cases of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected and confirmed on a duck farm in the Jeollanam-do region in the south-west of the country.

The outbreak which was reported on the 24 September affected ducks which were being bred for meat production.

As a result 1,200 birds died, and the remaining 19,800 on the farm were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak is still unknown.

The following control measures are in place: control of wildlife reservoirs; stamping out; quarantine; movement control inside the country; zoning and disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s). Vaccination is prohibited and there is no treatment of affected animals.

Further Reading

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