October 7, 2008


South Korea reports low-pathogenic bird flu 


South Korea has reported an outbreak of low-pathogenic bird flu along its east coast.


The South Korean veterinary authorities have advised the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that there has been an outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza caused by the H5N2 sub-type.


The outbreak started on Friday, 3 October 2008, was confirmed the following day and the report was sent to the OIE today.


The farm is located at YeSan-gun, Oga-myun, in the region of Ch'Ungch'Ong-Namdo on the country's east coast. All 5000 birds on a duck parent stock farm were destroyed. The authorities describe the outbreak as resolved.

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