Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

South Korea: Avian influenza outbreak

29 November, 2020

South Korea on confirmed this year's first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza among domestic poultry at a duck farm in a southwestern province. The virus detected from ducks at a farm in Jeongeup, a North Jeolla Province city has been confirmed as the HPAI of the H5N8 strain.
It marked the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic AI detected among domestic poultry in the country this year. All other cases reported so far involved wild birds.The Jeongeup farm has about 19,000 broiler ducks. The North Jeolla provincial government announced that it has culled about 392,000 chickens and ducks at livestock farms located within 3 km of the Jeongeup duck farm as part of its preventive measures.