January 04, 2018 08:23
Another suspected case of avian influenza was detected at a chicken farm in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that around two dozen birds have died at the farm, located just 45 km north of Seoul. Officials say all 197,000 chickens at the farm will be culled as a precautionary measure and inspections will take place at farms within three kilometers of the affected area.
In a bid to prevent the virus from spreading, quarantine officials imposed a 48-hour standstill order on poultry and livestock breeders.
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