South Korea kills 6.1 million poultry to contain highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

South Korea bird flu outbreaks
South Korea bird flu outbreaks. Picture: Yonhap

South Korea has culled 6.1 million poultry nationwide as part of measures to contain the spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, after 18 cases of the strain have been confirmed at farms across the country.

According to the news agency, 4 million chickens and 1.2 million quails have been culled.

This is in line with the country’s law stipulating that poultry within a radius of three kilometers (1.9 miles) from farms exposed to the strain must be exterminated.

In late October, South Korea registered new cases of the H5N8 flu in wild birds for the first time since 2018. So far, 29 cases of the flu have been detected in wild birds.

Meanwhile, other outbreaks of bird flu have been confirmed in Japan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, northern Germany and Belgium.

More epidemic news on Korea Herald, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle.

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1 Comment

  1. Yeah, well that’s all we need— a new strain of avian kung-flu. Lost at least 20 birds in five years.

    Wild birds migrate. They poop in your animals scratch pile or water. Then your birds get sick, and die. Young(1st year) ducks, geese, and poullets will die very fast.

    They look like they are gasping for air, develop a lethargy or polio like crippling, the diarrhea starts, they quit eating, and die. Ive had three birds make it, and they pass on herd immunity. I lose less each year, with the recovered birds back in the flocks.

    I blame the red chinesey bastards. They are the closet thing to demons on earth. F all commie shitbags! Ranchers want to put fist-sized windows in your foreheads!

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