South Korea

Bird flu hits South Korea

Hygiene & Biosecurity

More than 390,000 birds culled at the end of November

Posted on Dec 03 ,10:38

Bird flu hits South Korea

South Korea was forced to cull 292,000 broilers and 100,000 ducks due to an H5N8 virus outbreak reported last month, informs Avicultura magazine. The outbreak was reported on farms located in the North Jeolla region, in the southwest of the country. The H5N8 strain was confirmed on November 28 in a national reference laboratory via an RT-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction with Reverse Transcriptase) technique. The case was reported to the OIE at the end of November. On 1/11 two cases of H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza were reported in mandarin ducks in the northwest and midwest regions of the country. The detections were made during a preventive survey carried out in resting areas of migratory birds.
In Asia alone, in November, the OIE reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Japan (330,000 broilers were affected) and Laos (1,539 birds). Since the beginning of November, the OIE has issued more than 30 notifications of outbreaks of Avian Influenza in 17 countries. The outbreaks are distributed across Europe, Eurasia, Africa and Asia, with many notifications related to wild and sea birds. In Germany alone, more than 30 outbreaks have already been reported in the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, Brandenburg and Lower Saxony. The virus was confirmed also in Denmark, Ireland, Belgium and the UK.

 NEWSLETTER - Stay informed with the latest news!


Similar articles


Brazil revises poultry production outlook

Poultry production in Brazil is going to slow down this year as production costs are getting high...

Read more Read more

Tyson invests in US CattleTrace system

Tyson Fresh Meats, a Tyson Food subsidiary, announced its support for US CattleTrace, by that bec...

Read more Read more

Germany and China start talks on ASF

Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner and her Chinese counterpart Tang Renjia...

Read more Read more
Websolutions by Angular Software and SpiderClass