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South Korea - Media: Huge numbers - Average of 650,000 animals culled daily by 70K workers? - December 27, 2016

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  • South Korea - Media: Huge numbers - Average of 650,000 animals culled daily by 70K workers? - December 27, 2016

    A total of 1,300 people ("People' here means chickens. s.s) are put into AI disposal ... "I am concerned about human infection"
    : 2016.12.27 10:21:39

    No statistics on foreign workers ... Further spread ? Concerns about human infection

    (Sejong = Yonhap News) Jung-sung reporter = High-incidence bird flu The spread of human influenza (AI) has increased the number of manpower to be disposed of.

    This is because the people involved in the disposal work are actually directly exposed to the AI ​​virus.

    However, the status of civilian workers dispossessed such as foreign workers is not even counted.

    According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Livestock Food and Beverages, the number of civil servants and civilian workers totaled 19,000, including 41,000 civil servants,

    The number of mobilized workers is more than 70,000 if it includes the workers who are put in the mobile control posts. Most of the civilian personnel in the region are mobilized through labor agencies.

    However, the number of poultry to be disposed of as a result of confirmation and preventive measures has reached a record high in the aftermath of AI.

    It is estimated that more than 1,300 people ("People' here means chickens. s.s) need to be handled each day, considering that an average of about 500 a day can be handled per person for disposal and that an average of 650,000 animals are disposed every day nationwide.

    However, it is not possible to mobilize infinite manpower in reality.

    The authorities are taking measures to take Tamiflu, an antiviral drug, against all disposal personnel, even those who are mobilized for several times can take up to 12 weeks per person, considering the side effects of Tamiflu.

    If it is more than that, it is impossible to take medication and it is impossible to mobilize the disposal site.

    In fact, in some areas, the disposal of labor is delayed due to manpower shortages.

    Although the municipal government mobilizes the disposal manpower, the central government is directly involved in the so-called 'AI maneuvers' for some areas such as Cheonan and Anseong.

    The problem is that the private workforce is directly exposed to AI-infected poultry, giving rise to a clue to the spread of AI, but the authorities are not even able to accurately assess civilian personnel such as nationality.

    According to an official from the CDC, "Foreign workers in the civilian population are estimated to be around 30 to 40 percent, but the correct nationality is still being counted," he said. "It is estimated that there are duplicated personnel among the personnel, and the computerization work is being carried out by subtracting redundant personnel by the end of the year."

    This raises the possibility that some civilian workers, especially foreign workers, may be placed in the blind spot of anti-virus measures.

    As the disposal workers are directly exposed to the virus, there is a growing concern about the infection. In China, 17 people were actually infected and 10 people were killed.

    In addition, Democratic Party lawmaker Kim Hyun-kwon said, "There is a possibility of sporadic infections such as high risk groups that directly contact AI poultry, such as farm workers, farm workers, and responders." The precautions to prevent farmers and flesh- It is necessary. "

    Officials say 32 of the dispossessed workers have reported symptoms of influenza, but all have been negative, and no cases of human infection have been reported.

    In consideration of the fact that the incubation period of the virus is about 10 days, on the 5th day and the 10th day after the disposal, it is mandatory to call the relevant public health center to monitor 13,000 high-risk people "He said.

    A foreign official said, "Foreign workers are also being introduced through the company, so one or two of them are able to speak Korean, so monitoring is underway." "The possibility of human infection is small, but people exposed to danger should report it even if they have mild nasal symptoms. "I am also investigating all the minor symptoms."
    Last edited by sharon sanders; December 27, 2016, 05:52 PM. Reason: added edit note & some bolding

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    "Only 27.19 million pieces are disposed of" ? ? 'AI out of control'

    In the laying hens, 29.1%

    Park Hong Young
    2016-12-28 09:19:28

    "Only 27.19 million pieces are disposed of" ? ? 'AI out of control'
    A total of 27.19 million poultry were found to have died from bird flu, according to the prevalence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) among laying hens.

    A total of 27.19 million poultry poultry have been found in the poultry farms in the laying hens.

    According to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock, the number of poultry slaughtered or scheduled to be slaughtered after AI was 281.9 million in 581 farms.

    Of these, eight out of ten are chickens.

    Especially, the damage caused by farmers who are laying hens is serious. A total of 20.36 million, or 29.1 percent of all domestic laying hens, were slaughtered. Forty-one (48.3%) of the breeding stocks were lost in the breeding stock. The fact that the number of breeding chickens have decreased by half means that chickens for laying hens will be reduced as much as that, which means that egg shortage can prolong.

    Duck farmers, who are mostly farmers with fewer numbers of birds than chickens, are also hit hard. A total of 2.2 million males, or 25.3 percent of all ducks, were killed.

    As more and more suspicious reports came in, the number of AI reports increased to 116, of which 105 were confirmed.

    278 farm households were included in the AI ​​test if they included the farm where the AI ​​virus was detected during the prosecution after prophylactic slaughter, including confirmation.

    The area of ​​origin also reaches 9 cities, provinces, and 34 cities and counties