The latest report by the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) confirms 14 new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in South Korea.
According to the Follow up report dated 28 January 2011 between 16 and 25 January, 14 outbreaks of HPAI were reported in the provinces of Gyeonggi-do, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla), Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong) and Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang) in the south and west of the country. Farms affected included reared broilers, layers, ducks, quails and/or pheasants.
In total, 292,660 birds have so far been affected; 10,951 died and the remaining 281,709 have been destroyed. Poultry in the affected farms and in the area within 500-metre radius from the affected farms have been culled and buried. Disinfection and clinical surveillance in the area within 10-km radius from the affected farms has been intensified.
Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
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