Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

S. Korea to temporarily ease AI-related culling rules

18 February, 2021

South Korea plans to temporarily ease precautionary measures against avian influenza as the spread of HPAI has slowed. The country has so far culled 26 million poultry under its policy of destroying all birds within a 3-km radius of infected farms. South Korea plans to destroy the same kind of poultry within a 1-kilometer radius of infected farms for the next two weeks, when avian influenza cases are reported. Local farmers have complained about authorities' policy of culling all birds, claiming that the excessive measures led to a hike in prices of poultry goods, which only ended up benefiting importers.
Prices of eggs here have jumped about 28 percent so far this year amid a supply shortage.