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S. Korea reports new suspected cases of bird flu

SEJONG, Feb. 3 (Yonhap) -- Two new suspected bird flu cases have been reported this week, the government said Monday, as quarantine authorities stay on watch for any new signs after heavy traffic of people during the Lunar New Year holiday. The additional cases were reported Sunday at a duck farm in Eumseong, North Chungcheong Province, and a chicken farm in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

No new bird flu cases reported in past three days

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Yonhap) -- No new cases of bird flu have been reported in the past three days but it's still possible that the highly contagious poultry disease may spread further in South Korea, the agriculture ministry said Friday. "Given the past experience, there could be more cases of bird flu," said a ministry official, adding the development of the animal diseases should be kept under close observation.

No new bird flu cases reported in past three days

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Yonhap) -- No new cases of bird flu have been reported in the past three days but it's still possible that the highly contagious poultry disease may spread further in South Korea, the agriculture ministry said Friday. "Given the past experience, there could be more cases of bird flu," said a ministry official, adding the development of the animal diseases should be kept under close observation.

Bird flu spreads north, outbreak confirmed in Gyeonggi Province

SEJONG, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) -- A bird flu case has been confirmed at a chicken farm in Gyeonggi Province, the government said Thursday, a disturbing sign that all-out quarantine efforts are having limited impact. The agriculture ministry said that tests showed a chicken breeding farm in Hwaseong came up positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza (AI) that is sweeping parts of the country. Past cases have been restricted to the Jeolla and Chuncheong region in the country's southwestern region.

Bird flu spreads north, outbreak confirmed in Gyeonggi Province

SEJONG, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) -- A bird flu case has been confirmed at a chicken farm in Gyeonggi Province, the government said Thursday, a disturbing sign that all-out quarantine efforts are having limited impact. The agriculture ministry said that tests showed a chicken breeding farm in Hwaseong came up positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza (AI) that is sweeping parts of the country. Past cases have been restricted to the Jeolla and Chuncheong region in the country's southwestern region.

Bird flu spreads north, outbreak confirmed in Gyeonggi Province

SEJONG, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) -- A bird flu case has been confirmed at a chicken farm in Gyeonggi Province the government said Thursday, a disturbing sign that all-out quarantine efforts are having limited impact. The agriculture ministry said that tests showed a chicken breeding farm in Hwaseong came up positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza (AI) that is sweeping parts of the country. Past cases have been restricted to the Jeolla and Chuncheong region in the country's southwestern region.

Tests confirm third case of deadly pig virus in Ontario: official

Officials in Ontario confirm a third farm has been infected with a highly contagious and deadly pig virus. A spokeswoman for the province's ministry of agriculture says tests conducted on a hog farm where the animals had fallen ill confirm an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea. Susan Murray says the news is "unfortunate but not unexpected," given the farm's close links to another farm infected by the virus.

Hong Kong reports third H7N9 bird flu death

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A 75-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Wednesday, the third such death in the city. The man died after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday. He had recently traveled to the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen across the border from Hong Kong. The H7N9 virus passes between birds, but cases in humans have so far not shown evidence of sustained human-to-human infection, according to the World Health Organization.

New suspected cases hint at further spread of bird flu

SEJONG, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- New suspected cases of bird flu and increasing frequency of suspected outbreaks Wednesday were suggesting a nationwide pandemic of the animal disease ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays when tens of thousands of people travel southward to visit their hometowns. Four new suspected cases of avian influenza (AI) have been reported since Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed and suspected cases to 56, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

New suspected cases hint at further spread of bird flu

SEJONG, Jan. 29 (Yonhap) -- New suspected cases of bird flu and increasing frequency of suspected outbreaks Wednesday were suggesting a nationwide pandemic of the animal disease ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays when tens of thousands of people travel southward to visit their hometowns. Four new suspected cases of avian influenza (AI) have been reported since Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed and suspected cases to 56, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
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