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S. Korea confirms new bird flu case

By 조정은
  • Published : Mar 26, 2016 - 14:53
  • Updated : Mar 26, 2016 - 14:53

South Korea confirmed a new case of bird flu on Saturday, the first outbreak in about five months.

The Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said ducks at a poultry farm in Icheon, 80 kilometers east of Seoul, have tested positive for the virulent strain of avian influenza (AI).

All 10,900 ducks were culled as a precautionary measure, and the farm has been under quarantine to prevent the virulent virus from spreading, according to the ministry.

South Korea has not reported any additional confirmed cases of avian influenza (AI) since November last year.

(Yonhap)