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Korea investigating more suspected cases of bird flu

Christian Fernsby |
South Korea said Friday that it is looking into four suspected cases of avian influenza found from wild bird droppings.

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Topics: KOREA   

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it could take about five days to determine whether the virus is a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu.

Highly pathogenic avian flu is very contagious and can make poultry very sick and even cause death.

Quarantine officials have recently launched investigations at 10 major habitats for migratory birds and have bolstered preventive measures at nearby poultry farms.

The officials are carrying out thorough monitoring at more than 65,000 small sized poultry farms in the country and have completed surveillance on around half of them.

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