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Anti-epidemic Work against Bird Flu Intensified in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has intensified the anti-epidemic work against bird flu at the turn of the season. This work is under way every year as a nationwide movement under the coordinated guidance of the State Emergency Preventive Committee.
    U Song Rim, director of the Central Veterinary and Anti-epizootic Center under the Ministry of Agriculture, told KCNA that the anti-epidemic work against bird flu is brisk as the veterinary and anti-epizootic organizations are playing an increasing role.
    He went on to say:
    The poultry farms have conducted vaccination against H5N1 virus as part of the work for preventing bird flu.
    The above-said institutions are keeping abreast with news of the spread of bird flu worldwide on a regular basis and taking relevant measures.
    In the meantime, the veterinary and anti-epizootic organizations in the provinces, cities and counties have set up posts to observe migratory birds in order to closely follow where they stay at present and abnormal symptoms. Measures are being taken to ensure that not only the poultry farms but the rural farms raise their domestic animals strictly indoors during the migration of birds.
    The border quarantine offices are conducting strict quarantine work to prevent the spread of bird flu to the country in close touch with the veterinary and anti-epizootic officials.
    A research work is also making rapid progress to manufacture medicine to prevent bird flu.

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