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  • S. Korea - Workers protecting Seoul National University Park Zoo against avian flu

    Seoul National University Park Zoo
    [2016-12-19 10:00:00]
    Seoul, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) - South Korea's bird flu virus has been confirmed in the same quarantine zone as the stork,

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it sent a sample to the city 's Health and Environment Research Institute on the previous day to prosecute 8 Hwang -

    As a result, the city collects about 1,200 pieces of all the birds in the zoo and requests the National Institute of Environmental Research for AI inspection. According to the AI ​​Emergency Action Guidelines of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock, the government has decided to take measures such as disposal, and continues to consult with related ministries.

    In addition, a minimum number of 40 people will stay in the zoo for up to a week in order to prevent outside contact with the zoo habitat since the 18th. Fifteen breeders and four veterinarians in contact with the algae were given Level D protective clothing and taken anti - viral Tamiflu.

    The zoo has strict control over access to all vehicles except seawater transport vehicles and emergency construction vehicles, and the animal feed is transported outside the zoo.

    In response to the nationwide spread of these AIs, the government set up measures to prevent migratory birds and announced citizens' safety regulations.

    On May 23, the city closed its bird watchtower and suspended its bird watching program from the Han River, including the Han River and Jungrangcheon, where wild birds dwell. Gangseo Wetland Ecological Park, Gokdok Waterside Ecological Park, Nanji Ecological Wetland, and Amsa Ecological Park, which can be contacted with migratory birds, were also closed.

    We will strengthen the disinfection of 17 migratory birds such as rivers and lakes all over the Han River, where migration of migratory birds is likely to increase, from once a week to once a day.

    The Institute of Health and Environment has collected fecal samples of birds around the migratory birds and examined the highly pathogenic AI virus. A total of 1055 tests have been conducted so far.

    On the other hand, the city and autonomous region are going to check jointly by 20th of next month to prevent the distribution of defective livestock products due to the surge in egg prices. A total of 233 edible flowers collection shops are subject to inspection.

    In the city where 55 kinds of birds are kept for ornamental purposes, a dedicated public servant is stationed and conducts phone inspections once a day.

    In Korea, it is known that people do not have an AI infection and that they do not have an infection risk if they do not come in contact with infected birds. However, the city has secured 12,226 sets of protective clothing and 2700 antiviral drugs in case of emergency.

    The city asked the citizens to immediately report to the Dasan call center or the anti-aborrent agency (02-1588-4060) if they found the wild bird.

    Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul, said, "We control access to zoos and migratory bird habitats and are doing our utmost to safety of citizens with high intensity of prevention." Chickens, ducks and eggs distributed in the city are safe and can be eaten safely. I hope that the difficulties will not be added to the livestock farmers. "