Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

South Korea: LPAI in poultry

28 December, 2009

As part of the yearly surveillance programme, samples collected from a duck raising farm in Seo-san city were tested and found positive for H5N2 low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza. 26,800 ducks raised in the affected farm were culled and 176,000 eggs kept in the farm were destroyed. The whole procedure for burial and burning was completed on 26 December. Traceback investigation of epidemiologically related farms and enhanced surveillance on neighbouring farms are underway.