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More than 22.5 million poultry killed amid the worst bird flu epidemic in farms across South Korea in recent times.

Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies
24 Dec 2016 22:29 GMT

 

outh Korean authorities have culled more than 22.5 million poultry this winter, according to an official, as part of intense efforts to contain its worst bird flu epidemic in recent history that has affected farms across the country.

The total number slaughtered since November 18 accounts for about 15 percent of the country's poultry stock. The first outbreak was reported at a chicken farm in Haenam, about 420km south of the capital Seoul.

Authorities also plan to kill an additional 2.97 million chickens and ducks across the country in coming days, the country's Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday. Read more 

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