South Korea confirms new bird flu case at a duck farm


South Korea has confirmed a new case of avian influenza at a duck farm in a southern region, local officials said.

Posted on Jan 05 ,03:03

South Korea confirms new bird flu case at a duck farm

The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain of H5N1 was found at the farm located in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province, according to the officials.
The new case brought the total bird flu infections confirmed in the province this winter to four. About 15,000 ducks have been culled at the farm and those located nearby.

Local authorities have enforced restrictions on vehicles moving in and out of the affected area for 24 hours as part of preventive measures.

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