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South Korea: No HPAI in birds in Korea in 2012

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  • South Korea: No HPAI in birds in Korea in 2012

    This Google translated article is confusing. Apparently no HPAI has been detected in Korea since 2009, alhough some species tested last year exhibited antibodies for H5 (LPAI?)

    Last year, no detection of highly pathogenic AI wild bird

    (NASDAQ) yieunji reporter

    Input 2013.02.26 |Last modified 26/02/2013 12:01:03

    (Seoul = NEWS 1) yieunji reporter = did not occur last year's wild birds from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed.

    It has been three years since the last 2009 years, it did not occur HPAI in domestic

    . . .

    The time this survey is to collect feces 9,927 points and 200 points carcasses of wild birds captured 20 wild bird species such as the nation's leading historical migratory birds and HPAI birthplace near the migratory birds such as mallard ducks 1001 objects, regions, and species was carried out as a way to grasp the reality of AI infection.

    Billed Sandpiper winter new pintail, soegireogi, the calls, mandarin, mallard, widgeon, billed duck species and pass through the rear of migratory birds, blue legs Toyo trapping survey, AI infection was confirmed.

    Among them, 20 species 1,001 objects AI antigen test results 1 objects, 10 objects, the summer including new swallow mandarin mallard four objects, the calls, the blue legs Toyo 1 object 16 object (1.6%) in the low-pathogenic AI virus were detected.

    But it is not a step to peace of mind.

    AI antibodies in the blood test results to the 19 kinds of 891 objects 440 objects (49.4%) in the AI ​​antibodies have verified 65.7%, particularly mallards pintail 63.7%), the calls (40.5%, 40% huinppam Coot infection was high.

    . . .

    9,927 of wild bird fecal survey results, including a nine-H5 H7 type 5 506 (5.1%) in the low-pathogenic AI virus was detected.

    Geum Estuary regions of low-pathogenic H5 and H7 viruses of Gunsan 3, Paju, Iksan, Jeonju 1 of 3 Seosan 1 of the Mangyeung surrounding area, etc. were detected.
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