South Korea To Tighten Countermeasures To Prevent Bird Flu Outbreak

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South Korea will implement countermeasures to prevent local poultry farms from being affected by possible avian influenza viruses carried by migratory birds, Yonhap news agency quoted the government as saying Wednesday.

The country’s quarantine authorities have stepped up an existing bird flu prevention campaign after officials captured a wild duck on the Mangyeong River that tested positive for a virulent H5N1 strain of the influenza virus.

Authorities, at the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, however, said that the discovery of the wild duck did not mean South Korea was affected by the disease since no domestically raised ducks and chickens have been reported infected.

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