Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

South Korea reports AI outbreak

South Korea 2 April, 2008 Officials in South Korea sealed off a poultry farm after some 2,400 chickens died at a farm in Gimje, 260 kilometres southwest of Seoul in a H5 avian influenza outbreak.
The final diagnosis including pathogenicity index (HPAI or LPAI) is pending.
Some 2,400 chickens out of about 150,000 birds on the farm died between Saturday and Tuesday.
The last time a virulent strain was reported in South Korea was in March 2007.