South Korea kills 13.6 million birds to control bird flu

The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture announced on January 6 that it would kill 13.6 million poultry on local farms as a precautionary measure to prevent an increase in the number of bird flu outbreaks.

South Korea has registered 47 cases of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu since November. 58 cases of wild bird outbreaks have been reported.

12 cases were reported in the farms of Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, and then in the second rank of South Joula Province with 10 cases of the highest number of conflicts.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs also confirmed the outbreak of H5N8 at a duck farm in Yumseong, 131 km south of Seoul.

According to the ministry, according to quarantine instructions, all birds must be killed within a three-kilometer radius of infected farms.