November 26, 2021


Avian influenza case confirmed in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea


South Korea has confirmed another case of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus at a chicken farm in the county of Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province, on November 22.


This is the seventh confirmed case involving poultry farms this year and the fourth to be reported in Eumseong.


The latest farm is within the three-kilometer radius of a previous quail farm that reported the virus on November 8. There were around 92,000 chickens being bred at the farm.


Authorities have ordered a preventive cull, an entry ban and disinfection at the farm.


- KBS World