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​South Korea confirms highly pathogenic H5N6 at another duck farm - Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province - December 23, 2017

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    S. Korea confirms highly pathogenic AI at another duck farm

    2017/12/23 01:01

    SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government on Saturday confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) at a local duck farm, raising the total number of contaminated farms to four throughout the country.

    The H5N6 bird flu was discovered on the farm with 29,000 ducks in Jeongeup, 260 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

    The latest discovery raised the total number of farms contaminated with the disease to four, including one in Gochang, 300 km southwest of Seoul, and two in Yeongam, 380 km south of the capital.

    The government said influenza found in wild bird droppings in Cheonan, 90 km south of Seoul, also tested positive as H5N6.

    Including the flu found in wild bird droppings, nine cases have been confirmed as highly pathogenic AI this season.
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    Government confirmation...

    2017-12-23 15:05:00
    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Livestock Food and Beverage (Minister: Kim Young-lok) conducted a final inspection on 12.21 (Thu) (H5N6) virus, the researchers said. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a "Temporary Suspension Order" (from 12.22.14 to 12.23.14) as a preemptive measure to confirm the H5 antigen before confirming it was highly pathogenic. At the same time, he said he took measures to prevent further spread by implementing strengthened sanitary measures *. * ① All poultry farms in Jeongeup city and 7 days of moving and access control of the workers, ② Detailed inspection of poultry farming houses in Jeongeup city, ③ Poultry distribution prohibition in Jeongeup city traditional market
    (Deployment - Press release added) Detailed inspection result of Duck farmhouse in Chonbuk Jeongeup Jeonbuk Province Highly pathogenic AI (H5N6 type) confirmed (December 23, distribution) .hwp