Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

S. Korea culled nearly 19M birds over avian influenza

19 January, 2021

A total of 18.8 million birds have been culled at farms across South Korea as part of measures to curb the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza. South Korea reported the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza at a duck farm in the North Jeolla province in late November.
Outbreaks of the virus have since spread to farms across the entire country.