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January 21, 2014

Flu virus found in wild birds as Korea quarantines farms

South Korea discovered the H5N8 avian influenza virus in dead migratory birds after confirming an outbreak at two duck farms in the country’s south. About 100 dead birds found in a reservoir in North Jeolla province tested positive for H5N8, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, said in a statement today. Authorities culled 90,000 animals at the farms and four other poultry producers in the vicinity in Gochang and Buan counties, the ministry said yesterday. Read More

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