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Avian influenza detected on Jeju Island

2017/11/12 20:03

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SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government said Monday an avian influenza (AI) virus has been detected in wild bird droppings on the southern island of Jeju.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said an H5N2 strain of the bird flu virus was detected in excretions of wild birds in the northeastern part of the island Nov. 6

The ministry said it will check to see if the virus is highly pathogenic, with a result expected in a couple of days.

Quarantine authorities have disinfected the site and designated the area within a 10-kilometer radius of the droppings a special monitoring zone for three weeks.

ejkim@yna.co.kr

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