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HPAI Diagnosed in South Korea


Yonhap News Agency of South Korea has reported a diagnosis Oof H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck farm in Goheung.  No further details concerning the number of birds were provided in the news report.

The significance of this case is that migratory birds have commenced shedding in South Korea with the prospect of further outbreaks on commercial farms. Extensive losses have occurred in previous years impacting the egg sector. This required imports of shell eggs and egg liquid to satisfy domestic demand.