Avian influenza – HPAI H5N6 – South Korea

Canadian Poultry Magazine
March 19, 2018
By Canadian Poultry Magazine
DATE: March 19, 2018

LOCATION: Pyeongtaek and Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, and Asan, South Chungcheong Province

DETAILS: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs confirmed the highly pathogenic H5N6 strain of avian influenza in chickens at three poultry farms in Pyeongtaek and Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, and Asan, South Chungcheong Province.

Authorities culled more than a million chickens from these farms over the weekend -- 800 000 chickens in Gyeonggi Province and 450 000 in South Chungcheong Province -- within a 3 km [2 mile] radius of where the H5 strain was detected in an effort to stop the avian influenza from spreading.

The ministry also issued a 48 hour transport ban on all domestic poultry starting on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Movement of persons or vehicles will be restricted for a week around the confirmed locations of the H5 strain.

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