February 07, 2018 09:36
Another case of highly pathogenic bird flu has been confirmed in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, the first for the region this winter.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Tuesday that tests confirmed the presence of H5N6 at a farm in Dangjin with some 24,000 chickens.
This is the 17th confirmed outbreak since the first report in mid-November last year.
Authorities have begun a strict quarantine in a 10-km radius around the farm and have disinfected nearby areas. These strict measures come as the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are just days away.
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