December 2 According to a report by Korean Radio International (KBS) on the 2nd, a highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic was diagnosed in a chicken farm in Sangju, Gyeongbei, South Korea. This is the second outbreak in South Korea in 2020, after the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic in a duck farm in Jingyi, Jeonbuk on November 28.
It is reported that 300 chickens died in the previous day in Shangzhou, Qingbei, and a variety of suspected symptoms of highly pathogenic avian influenza had occurred. To this end, the chicken farm declared to the relevant departments on December 1. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Food said that after a precise examination of the chicken farm, the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic was finally diagnosed.
The chicken farm raises more than 188,000 laying hens. In addition to the chicken farm, the South Korean government has also carried out epidemic prevention treatment for all farms within 3 kilometers of the surrounding area.
In addition, on the evening of December 1, the South Korean government began to issue a “temporary movement ban” for poultry farms, livestock facilities and livestock vehicles, and issued a 30-day movement limit for poultry farms within 10 kilometers of the chicken farm where the epidemic occurred.
Including the Qingbei region where the epidemic occurred, other areas such as Zhongnan, Zhongbei, Shizong and Jiangyuan have also implemented comprehensive control on access to poultry farms and livestock facilities.