A suspicion of AI occurred in Jeju duck farm… “Request for high pathogenicity investigation”


Even if a suspicious case of avian influenza (AI) occurred at a broiler duck farm in Jeju Island, the quarantine authorities began an investigation.

According to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province on the 12th, an H5 type avian influenza virus was detected as a result of an Animal Hygiene Testing Laboratory in a meat duck farm located in Geumak-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si.

The provincial quarantine authorities requested a close inspection to the Agriculture, Forestry and Livestock Quarantine Headquarters to confirm whether it was highly pathogenic. In addition, access and movement controls and emergency quarantine measures are being implemented for the farm.

The farmhouse, which raises 5,500 ducks, reported suspicion to the Livestock Department in Jeju City when symptoms of a sudden decrease in the spawning rate of ducks appeared on this day. Late in the afternoon, the first test result confirmed H5 type virus, and in the future avian influenza emergency action guidelines. Accordingly, there are no farms that raise poultry within a 3 km radius of the farm, and the provincial quarantine authorities set the quarantine radius to 10 km to kill 10 poultry farms. It plans to carry out movement restriction measures, disease forecasting, and inspection, and quarantine measures are being taken for related farms and livestock facilities through epidemiological investigations.

Chung-hyo Hong, head of the Agriculture and Agriculture Food Bureau, said, “We plan to conduct an emergency clinical inspection on poultry farms before the province to prevent bird flu from spreading to other farms.” “All poultry farmers thoroughly control outsiders and vehicle access, He urged us to follow quarantine regulations such as disinfection and immediately report any suspected cases to the quarantine agency.”

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