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S. Korea Reports another Case of Bird Flu

Saudi Press Agency

Thursday 1442/6/29 - 2021/02/11

Seoul, February 11, 2021, SPA -- South Korea on Thursday reported one more case of avian influenza (AI), Yonhap News Agency reported.

The case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza was confirmed at an egg farm in Pyeongtaek, some 70 kilometers south of Seoul. The farm was home to some 240,000 hens, according to the government's AI response headquarters.

Quarantine authorities imposed a travel ban on movement into and out of the poultry farms in the affected area, having culled chickens at nearby farms as part of precautionary measures.

More than 80 cases involving poultry farms have so far been confirmed.

South Korea identified a whopping 340 cases of avian influenza traced to poultry farms during the previous wave, which ran from October 2016 to February 2017.

--SPA
11:47 LOCAL TIME 08:47 GMT
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