China News Service, February 8th. According to Korea Broadcasting International (KBS), a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak occurred in the duck breeding farms in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do and Huaishan, Chungcheongbuk-do.
A person from South Korea’s Central Accident Handling Headquarters stated that it is important for the owners of the farm to observe the basic epidemic prevention rules.
According to reports, South Korea’s Central Accident Handling Headquarters for Avian Influenza stated on the 8th that the results of sophisticated tests on poultry from the two farms indicated that poultry from the two farms were infected with the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.
South Korea’s Central Accident Handling Headquarters decided to slaughter all poultry farms within a radius of 3 kilometers, and prohibit the removal of poultry raised in poultry farms within a radius of 10 kilometers for 30 days, and conduct inspections.
In addition, all poultry farms located in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do and Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do, are prohibited from moving all poultry for 7 days.
After the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the poultry farms of Jeollabuk-do in November 2020, 85 poultry farms and 2 experience farms have experienced highly pathogenic avian influenza.
A person from the Central Accident Handling Headquarters of South Korea stated that it is very important for the owners of the farms to comply with the basic epidemic prevention rules, and require every farm to apply quicklime, clean the farm yard, feed shed and disinfect every day to thoroughly comply with the epidemic prevention regulations.