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Old 12-27-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default H5N6 in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The year of the rooster looks set for a gloomy start. Egg prices are soaring and new year's festivals are being canceled as South Korea fights its worst bird flu outbreak in a decade.

South Korea's government said Tuesday that about 26 million head of poultry will be culled by Wednesday, including about one-third of the country's egg-laying hens, after the H5N6 strain of avian influenza was found in farms and parks.

The latest outbreak, first reported on Nov. 17, is the worst in South Korea among six since 2003. The highly contagious influenza has spread to all provinces including a major park in south of Seoul and a scenic wetland area in the south. No human cases have been reported.

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Every-one in Sydney is coughing their guts up......................... me included.
I suspect a cover-up
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What does your public health say is the strain right now? And you folks should be coming to the end of your flu season...
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Popping up in Taiwan:

Number of H5N6 bird flu cases rises to 17 (update)

2017/02/19 20:50:49

Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) Two cases of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian influenza infection were confirmed in Hsinchu and Tainan Sunday, bringing the total number of H5N6 cases around the country to 17 since Feb. 6, when Taiwan reported its first case, according to statistics released Sunday by the Council of Agriculture.

The council's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said the latest two cases involve a chicken that was discarded in Hukou Township of Hsinchu County that was confirmed to have contracted H5N6 virus and a pheasant in Qigu, Tainan that was confirmed to have been infected with both H5N6 and H5N2.

Earlier in the day, the bureau reported three new cases confirmed Saturday, including one found on a chicken farm in Yunlin County, one on a goose farm in Chiayi County and the other involving ducks at a slaughter house in Yilan County.

As of Sunday, all the cases had been reported from 8 poultry farms in Hsinchu County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan, Yilan County and Hualien County.
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