Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

South Korea to Slaughter 236,000 Poultry After Avian Influenza Outbreak

25 November, 2006

South Korean quarantine officials will slaughter 236,000 poultry after an outbreak of the virulent H5N1 avian influenza virus strain at a parent stock farm (broiler breeders - 45 weeks old)..
The outbreak occurred at a farm in Iksan, about 155 miles south of Seoul, earlier this week, resulting in the deaths of 13,300 chickens — 6,500 a direct result of infection and the rest culled.
Test results confirmed the outbreak was caused by a highly pathogenic type of H5N1 virus.
236,000 poultry within a 1,650-foot radius of the outbreak site would be slaughtered to keep the virus from spreading.