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    N. Korea hit by extensive outbreak of bird flu

    2014/04/09 15:34

    ...A chicken farm in the capital city of Pyongyang first reported symptoms of avian influenza (AI), known as the H5N1 virus, on March 21, and the virus has been spreading to other poultry farms, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, citing Director Ri Kyung-kun of its agricultural ministry.



    North Korea Hit By Outbreak Of Bird Flu, FMD
    PYONGYANG, April 9 (Bernama) -- North Korea has been fighting an outbreak of bird flu since last month, culling tens of thousands of poultry so far...

    ..."(We) are suffering from extensive economic damage as tens of thousands (of poultry) have either fallen dead or been culled," Agriculture Ministry director Ri Kyung Kun was quoted as saying.

    As part of efforts to control the virus, authorities have set up an emergency quarantine commission and declared an emergency prevention situation across the country...

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    Re: North Korea: H5N1 outbreak in poultry


    Yonhap News Agency April 17, 2014 6:31am
    N. Korea says bird flu spreading following additional outbreak: report

    SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has informed the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that bird flu is spreading in the country following an additional outbreak of the disease, a U.S. radio report said Thursday.

    The North told the OIE on Wednesday that the H5N1 bird flu broke out at a chicken farm in the capital city of Pyongyang on March 27, though it did not elaborate on how many chickens died from the disease, the Washington-based Voice of America (VOA) reported...