China News Service, December 14 According to Korea Broadcasting International (KBS), recently, several highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks occurred in poultry farms in South Korea.
The South Korean government announced that from 0:00 on the 14th, except for vehicles that transport livestock feed, manure and compost, it will completely prohibit external vehicles from entering all farms.
According to reports, on the 13th, confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza occurred in a layer farm in Gimpo, South Korea and two duck farms in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do. It was only a short time before the outbreak occurred in a duck farm in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do on November 26. Every 17 days.
Currently, 13 farms in South Korea, including 6 farms in South Jeolla Province, have experienced highly pathogenic avian influenza.
In view of the successive outbreaks of bird flu, the South Korean government issued a 48-hour movement ban on livestock vehicles and employees across the country last weekend. During this period, there were still three cases of bird flu in three farms. The government believes that bird flu is facing a national spreading crisis. Decided to issue an emergency administrative order.
The South Korean government announced that from 0:00 local time on the 14th, except for vehicles transporting livestock feed, manure and compost, external vehicles are completely prohibited from entering all farms across the country.
The South Korean authorities judged that in order to prevent the bird flu pandemic, cutting off the mutual infection between neighboring farms will be the key.
According to the report, tens of thousands of migratory birds that can spread the avian influenza virus will continue to enter South Korea in mid-January 2021, so it may be difficult to effectively control the spread of the epidemic.