Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

South Korea: LPAI H5N2 at a duck farm

6 October, 2008

South Korea reported a low-pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreak at a duck farm in the city of Yesan, in South Chungchong province, south of Seoul, according to an Oct 6 report to the OIE.
The disease was detected during routine surveillance that has been conducted since September at all parent stock duck farms, the OIE report said. Authorities have not determined the source of the virus, and they culled 5,000 birds to prevent the disease from spreading.