first highly pathogenic avian influenza was discovered in domestic wild birds in 2 years and 8 months.
Poultry farms with chickens and ducks were controlled.
This is reporter Lee Yong-sik.
is Bonggangcheon in Cheonan, Chungnam, where poultry farms are concentrated.
H5N8 type highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in wild bird feces collected here on the 21st.
This is the first time that highly pathogenic AI has emerged from wild birds since it was detected in Asan, South Chungcheong Province in February 2018.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has entered into movement control for three weeks until November 11 for 188 poultry farms in three municipalities, including Cheonan, Asan, and Sejong, within a 10 km radius of Bonggangcheon, where the AI virus emerged.
There are 2.8 million chickens and ducks in these regions.
In addition, it issued an order to prohibit the entry of people and vehicles within a radius of 500 meters.
[Lim Mi-ryeong/Cheonan-si, Chungnam livestock disease management team leader: About 220,000 birds are raised in five farms within 500 meters of the detection point (radius).] In
the case of Cheonan, poultry sales are stopped at the traditional market, the 5-day market.
In Cheonan, a highly pathogenic avian influenza occurred in February 2018, killing 3.3 million chickens and ducks.
[Poultry farmers: I gave quicklime to each farm and sprayed it around and in front of the farm.
I'm nervous, always.]
In the midst of this, 570,000 migratory birds, such as geese and ducks, have arrived in Korea, increasing tensions.
In the land of migratory birds, quarantine and disinfection using vehicles is carried out almost every day.
Highly pathogenic AI has been silent in Korea since March 2018, but recently, more than 60 cases have occurred in Russia and Taiwan, raising concerns for quarantine authorities and farmers.
(Video coverage: Kang Yun-gu and Kim Min-cheol)