Infectious Diseases 2017

Infectious Diseases 2017

South Korea: H5N6 at duck farm

19 November, 2017

South Korea confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza at a duck farm in the south west of the country in Gochang county. All of the ducks 12,300, were slaughtered.
Over 37 million chickens and ducks across the country had to be culled last winter because of bird flu, leading to a record culling of farm birds and a nationwide shortage of eggs.