South Korea has confirmed three more cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at poultry farms in the south and west of the country raising this year’s total to 13.
The Agriculture ministry said Sunday that the H5N8 strain was found in samples collected from two duck farms in Yeongam county, and at a chicken farm in Gimpo.
In response, quarantine authorities are culling poultry within a 3-kilometer radius of the infected farms, and issuing a standstill order on nearby farms for 30 days.
South Korea reported its first case of highly pathogenic bird flu in 32 months in late October.

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