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Gloomy Start to Year of Rooster as Bird Flu Hits South Korea





The year of the rooster looks set for a gloomy start. Egg prices are soaring and new year’s festivals are being canceled as South Korea fights its worst bird flu outbreak in a decade.

South Korea’s government said Tuesday that about 26 million head of poultry will be culled by Wednesday, including about one-third of the country’s egg-laying hens, after the H5N6 strain of avian influenza was found in farms and parks.

The latest outbreak, first reported on Nov. 17, is the worst in South Korea among six since 2003. The highly contagious influenza has spread to all provinces including a major read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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