Yonhap News AgencyApril 10, 2014 01:18
NEWS IN BRIEF
N. Korea hit by extensive outbreak of bird flu
SEOUL (Yonhap) -- North Korea has experienced an outbreak of bird flu since last month, culling tens of thousands of poultry so far, its news agency said on April 9.
A chicken farm in the capital city of Pyongyang first reported symptoms of avian influenza (AI), known as the H5N1 virus, on March 21, and the virus has been spreading to other poultry farms, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, citing Director Ri Kyung-kun of its agricultural ministry.