South Korea culls 2% of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in spread of bird flu; no human cases reported thus far

LONDON , February 6, 2014 () – According to farm ministry officials, South Korea has culled 2% of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in the spread of bird flu, Thomson Reuters Corp. reported Feb. 6.

No human cases have been reported thus far.

Ministry data shows that 15 poultry farms have been hit and 19 cases of the disease have shown up in migratory birds, prompting the slaughter of 2.8 million farm birds as of Feb. 5.

The primary source of this article is Thomson Reuters Corp., London, England, on Feb. 6, 2014.

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