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Thursday, December 30, 2010

S. Korea reports suspected case of bird flu

Via Xinhua :

" SEOUL, Dec. 30 : A suspected case of bird flu has been reported from a chicken farm in a southeastern region of the country, raising concerns over a fresh outbreak of bird flu amid South Korea's struggle with the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Thursday.

The ministry said a chicken farm in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, reported a suspected case of bird flu late Wednesday. Another suspected case was reported from a duck farm in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province.

Health officials are testing samples from both farms, the ministry said."

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