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South Korea: Prevent early summer AI, Gyeongnam-do, Changnyeong-gun, and restrictions on killing and entering Upo Swamp

Published May 25, 2024

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Gyeongnam Province and Changnyeong-gun have launched measures to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) after a confirmed case at a duck farm. This involves dispatching livestock quarantine officers, conducting epidemiological investigations, culling infected animals, and testing other ducks. Additionally, they plan to disinfect affected areas and restrict access to Upo Swamp, a migratory bird habitat. Farmers have been advised to report any suspicious symptoms and to increase quarantine measures. These steps are part of an effort to control the AI outbreak, which currently only includes the Changnyeong duck farm.
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(Changwon·Changnyeong = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-min = Gyeongnam Province and Changnyeong-gun announced on the 24th that they will make all-out efforts to prevent the further spread of AI in relation to the confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) at a duck farm in the Changnyeong area. The province dispatched livestock quarantine officers to farms where AI occurred, conducted an epidemiological investigation, and culled 22,000 ducks from farms where AI occurred early that day and 4,000 chickens from native chicken farms within 500 meters of the outbreak. The province will also conduct detailed AI testing on 676,000 ducks raised at 48 duck farms in the province, a livestock species vulnerable to quarantine, until the 28th. We are mobilizing eight disinfection vehicles, including the Joint Pest Control Team of the Livestock Cooperatives Cooperatives, to intensively disinfect AI outbreak areas, roads around major migratory bird habitats in Changnyeong-gun, and ...
Source: Yna
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