South Korea has confirmed this year’s first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza among domestic poultry at a duck farm.
The agriculture ministry said on Saturday that the virus detected at a duck farm in Jeongeup, North Jeollabuk-do Province, has been confirmed as the highly pathogenic bird flu of the H5N8 strain.
This is the first case reported among domestic poultry, while all other cases confirmed so far involved wild birds.
As well as taking preemptive measures from access control to preventive culling, the ministry has issued a lockdown order for all poultry farms and livestock facilities across the country.

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