South Korea confirms second highly pathogenic bird flu case

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South Korea on Wednesday affirmed the second case of bird flu this year from a neighborhood poultry ranch, starting further worries over conceivable cross country transmission of the illness.

An exceptionally pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu (AI) was affirmed from an egg ranch in Sangju, around 270 km southeast of Seoul, as indicated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Nearby specialists said they are right now winnowing 188,000 chickens being raised at the homestead, alongside 120,000 quails.

South Korea intends to additional butcher 251,000 chickens inside a 3-kilometer sweep of the tainted ranch also.

The specialists likewise plan to do tests on all homesteads inside a 10-kilometer sweep and issue a 30-day development boycott.

The nation affirmed the current year’s first AI case from a duck ranch in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province on Nov. 28. It was the principal such case from a poultry ranch since March 2018. Enditem

“Poultry cultivates cross country are fundamentally defenseless against being contaminated with avian flu,” Vice Agricultural Minister Lee Jae-ouk said during a briefing.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is highly contagious and can cause severe illness and even death in poultry.

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