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Consumer price of poultry goods on rise amid bird flu outbreak

By Yonhap

Published : Feb. 5, 2021 - 10:41

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A shopper looks at eggs at a supermarket in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap) A shopper looks at eggs at a supermarket in Seoul on Monday. (Yonhap)
South Korea plans to inject 50,000 tons of tariff-free imported egg products through June to help stabilize the price.

Meanwhile, no additional confirmed cases of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza were reported Friday, with the total caseload standing at 85.

Authorities said they are currently investigating a suspected infection from a duck farm that is raising 8,000 ducks in Yeongam, 384 kilometers south of Seoul.

Of the confirmed cases from farms, Gyeonggi Province that surrounds Seoul accounted for 29, followed by the provinces of North and South Jeolla with 15 infections, respectively. South Chungcheong Province accounted for nine.

Cases from wild birds continued to pile up as well, reaching 142.

South Korea identified a whopping 340 cases of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza traced to poultry farms during the previous wave, which ran from October 2016 to January 2017. (Yonhap)