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South Korea reports bird flu outbreak on duck farm -OIE

Reuters | Seoul | Updated: 30-11-2020 22:36 IST | Created: 30-11-2020 22:22 IST
South Korea reports bird flu outbreak on duck farm -OIE
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South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a duck farm in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. The outbreak, which occurred in the town of Girin-ri, killed 19,000 ducks, the OIE said in a website alert, quoting the South Korean agriculture ministry.

Some 392,000 chickens and ducks at a total of six farms were killed preventively, the ministry also said.

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