Reports indicate that one outbreak has been discovered near the original outbreak site in Iksan, some 250 km from Seoul, while a second has been recorded some 140 km north of the original site.
200 chickens died at a farm in the southwestern city of Iksan, which housed about 12,000 fowl about three kilometers from the farm where an H5N1 avian influenza
outbreak was confirmed at the weekend, according to Kim Yang Il, a spokesman at South Korea’s agriculture ministry.
Meanwhile, bird flu was found in a pair of chickens raised in South Korea’s southern city of Seosan, 140 kilometers north of Iksan, according to government officials.
The strain of the virus in this case has not yet been determined.