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Avian Flu Outbreak in South Korea getting worse

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    Posted: February 16 2017 at 2:02pm
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/s-korea-culls-33-mn-poultry-amid-worst-bird-flu-outbreak-117021100720_1.html

Facing its worst avian influenza outbreak, South Korea has culled over 33 million poultry since the first reported case last November, officials said on Saturday, while observers noted local resources to deal with the deadliest outbreak may have already been stretched too thin.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the country has culled 33.12 million animals till Friday. The number is already more than double the previous record of 13.96 million killed in a 2014 outbreak, Yonhap news agency reported.

The first case in the latest outbreak was reported at a chicken farm in Haenam, about 420 km south of Seoul, on November 16. It was caused by the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu strain.

After ravaging some 340 poultry farms nationwide, the outbreak appeared to subside around early February. But it resurfaced on Monday at a poultry farm in Gimje, North Jeolla province, some 260 kilometers southwest of Seoul.


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