Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

South Korea confirms H5N1 avian influenza outbreak

South Korea 4 April, 2008 South Korea has started culling over 300,000 chickens and other poultry after confirming an outbreak of highly virulent H5N1 avian influenza at a farm in the southwest -- its first case in 13 months.
The case was confirmed at the farm (egg production farm - 150,000 chickens) in Gimje, about 215 km (135 miles) south of Seoul.