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S. Korea Reports One New Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu Case

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1442/6/11 - 2021/01/24

Seoul, January 24, 2021, SPA -- South Korea on Sunday confirmed one additional case of highly pathogenic bird flu at a poultry farm near Seoul, raising the total caseload to 72, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The latest case of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) was reported from an egg farm in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, according to the government.

The total number of cases of AI increased to 72 since the first highly pathogenic bird flu infection in nearly three years was reported in late November.

14:45 LOCAL TIME 11:45 GMT

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