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S. Korea Culls 19.9 mln Poultry, Raises Guard against Bird Flu

Saudi Press Agency

Thursday 1442/6/8 - 2021/01/21

Seoul, Jan. 21, 2021, SPA -- South Korea's agricultural authority said today it has completed culling 19.9 million poultry since late November as the country continues to raise its guard against highly pathogenic bird flu, Yonhap reported.

The figures include 16.4 million chickens and 1.73 million ducks, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

The total caseload of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza traced to farms reached 68 as of Thursday, according to Yonhap.

The latest confirmed case of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza came from an egg farm in Eumseong, 131 kilometers south of Seoul, the previous day, the report said.

18:56 LOCAL TIME 15:56 GMT

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