Stop the spread of avian influenza… Government’s ‘Intensive Disinfection’ for a month


The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Central Accident Handling Headquarters (heavy water version) announced on the 23rd that it would operate an intensive disinfection period for poultry farms nationwide until the 23rd of next month to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI).

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 42 cases of highly pathogenic AI in wild birds occurred in 11 cities this fall. This is an increase of 425% compared to the same period last year. The number of cases of highly pathogenic AI in poultry farms also increased by 138% from the previous year to 19 cases.

This year, the occurrence of highly pathogenic AI is on the rise worldwide, and the arrival of winter migratory birds has increased by 17% compared to last year. If the occurrence of highly pathogenic AI increases in Europe, cross-infection of migratory birds in breeding grounds such as Siberia tends to increase domestic inflow.

In fact, this year, compared to last year, highly pathogenic AI occurred 16 days earlier in wild birds and 22 days earlier in poultry farms.

The heavy water source judged that the risk of highly pathogenic AI was very high nationwide. Accordingly, a four-week intensive disinfection period will be operated from this day to remove highly pathogenic AI pollutants from inside and outside poultry breeding farms and related facilities and vehicles nationwide.

In order to prevent the introduction of the highly pathogenic AI virus into the barn, disinfection must be performed before entering the farm for the first time in the morning. In addition, intensive disinfection should be conducted between 2 and 3 p.m., when the temperature is high and the disinfection effect is good.

Heavy water headquarters will encourage poultry farms to clean and disinfect farms every day through affiliated operators, Nonghyup, producer groups, etc., and thoroughly comply with quarantine rules. In addition, a person in charge of the poultry farm (local government official) plans to check and check the disinfection status of the farm in charge every day.

It plans to dispatch a special quarantine team to high-risk areas where outbreaks of highly pathogenic AI are concerned, and intensively deploy a highly pathogenic AI on-site inspection team to thoroughly check the disinfection status of poultry farms and compliance with quarantine rules.

In addition, heavy water headquarters will mobilize a total of 955 disinfection resources to intensively disinfect roads around migratory bird habitats and access roads to poultry farms to remove pollutants. For 16 cities and provinces that raised a lot of laying hens and had a lot of outbreaks in the past, we plan to support disinfection outside the farm.

“We must recognize that it is a serious situation in which highly pathogenic AI can occur at any time if disinfection is neglected on the farm,” said the heavy water source. Please actively participate.”

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