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Bird flu outbreak in South Korea leads to mass cull

January 20, 2014 - 6:00am


The presence of avian influenza was confirmed by authorities at three poultry farms in the southwestern part of South Korea, reports The Chosun Ilbo.

Around 100,000 birds would be culled in the coming days, quarantine authorities said.

Authorities culled 20,000 ducks in North Jeolla province after a probability of bird flu was reported.

The country has imposed a 48-hour movement ban on livestock and related facilities in North Jeolla province and South Jeolla province.

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