Bird flu alert in South Korea… About half a million chickens will be culled
Two poultry farms in South Korea’s most populous province of Gyeonggi have seen an outbreak of bird flu. Authorities have decided to cull about half a million chickens.
As the world’s fight against the coronavirus continues, Bird Flu news is coming from many different countries.
South Korea was the last country to issue the bird flu alert. Two poultry farms in the country’s most populous province, Gyeonggi, have seen an outbreak of bird flu.
According to South Korean media, both cases of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu were recorded in Hwaseong, a city about 25 miles south of the capital Seoul.
Authorities have decided to cull nearly half a million chickens to prevent the spread of the virus. It was announced that the decision will be implemented today.
Bird flu has been seen in the UK, Japan and Israel in recent weeks.
HOW IS BIRD GRAY TRANSMITTED?
Bird Flu is caused by a virus belonging to the influenza family. Most bird flu viruses do not cause disease in humans. However, some subtypes can infect humans.
Infected birds spread the bird flu virus around with saliva, mucous memos and feces. Bird flu can be transmitted to humans through close or direct contact with sick or dead poultry.
Human infections with bird flu viruses can occur when the virus enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth of the person through dirty hands, or by breathing viruses in the air.