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South Korea’s layer houses struck by highly pathogenic avian influenza
Sweden to cull 1.3 million chickens after bird flu found
THE highly pathogenic avian influenza variant H5N6 has struck South Korea’s layer houses.
Sejong, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.
The ministry said anoth- er suspected infection was reported at a duck farm in Eumseong, 131km south of the capital city.
within a 3km radius of infected farms.
SWEDEN will cull 1.3 million chickens in Kalmar county after a bird flu outbreak was reported at a poultry farm.
ther in the facility, which now leads to 1.3 mil- lion poultry having to be killed and destroyed.
how the country’s supply of eggs will be affected.
The country has iden- tified three more highly pathogenic bird flu cases from local poultry farms to raise the total caseload to 46.
Earlier in the day, South Korea also found another case from a duck farm in Cheonan, 92km south of Seoul.
The number of cases re- ported from wild birds, meanwhile, reached 52.
To carry out the work, the Swedish Board of Agriculture and the Na- tional Veterinary Insti- tute asked the Swedish Armed Forces for help.
Since November 2020, Sweden has had five confirmed cases of bird flu in domestic poultry herds.
Authorities said they have found the highly contagious H5N8 strain of avian influenza in Buan, 280km south of Seoul, and the central city of
The ministry said it has issued a seven-day stand- still order for all poultry farms within the newly infected areas.
Of the total reported farm-linked cases so far, Gyeonggi Province that surrounds Seoul ac- counted for 12, trailed by South Jeolla Province with 10.
Increased demand and the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday celebrations have seen local egg prices soar, with a 22.4 percent increase.
According to a local media report, an exten- sive spread of the highly pathogenic avian influ- enza virus H5N8 and H5N5 was found at the farm located in Monster- as municipality.
According to the SVA, the virus can survive for months under optimal conditions, which makes decontamination and disinfection important.
In addition to Kalmar county, the neighbour- ing Skane county has also been hit hard by an outbreak on four farms, where 1.4 million chick- ens have been culled.
South Korea has reported a series of avian influenza cases from poultry farms since late November.
South Korea has culled more than 13 million poultry according to the latest data provided.
For the first time since 2017, the Korean Govern- ment will temporarily re- move egg import tariffs to resolve the supply short- age.
A large flock of chick- ens were affected, and the infection spread fur-
Restricted areas re- main around the affected farms.
The country culls birds
It is unclear, though,
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