Korea Reports Two More Herds with H1N1 Flu Virus

SOUTH KOREA - Following up on previous H1N1-affected pig herds, the authorities have identified two further herds infected with the H1N1 flu virus.
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The South Korean veterinary authorities sent Follow Up Report No. 1 dated 30 December to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

According to the report, the influenza A H1N1 virus has been found at two more pig herds.

The first outbreak, starting on 14 December, involved 20 imported pigs from a herd of 90 animals at Unbuk-dong in Inchon-Jikhalsi, off the north-west coast.

In the second outbreak, 56 pigs from a herd of 1,600 animals were found to be positive for the virus at Taein-myeon in Cholla-Bukdo in the south-west of the country on 28 December.

The report states that, after several pig farms were found to be infected with pandemic influenza A/H1N1, the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries investigated the farms which had potential relations with the affected pig farms. In the course of this investigation, one farm was proved to be affected with pandemic influenza A/H1N1. The pigs in the affected farm were put under movement restrictions for three weeks.

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