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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.

AI outbreak confirmed

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government on Friday announced an outbreak of avian influenza at a local farm, saying that a DNA test has confirmed ducks on the farm were infected with a highly pathogenic form of the virus. "Poultry deaths at the farm were caused by a highly virulent strain of the H5N8 virus," the agriculture ministry said. On Thursday, a suspected AI case was reported at the farm in Gochang, some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province.

AI outbreak confirmed

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government on Friday announced an outbreak of avian influenza at a local farm, saying that a DNA test has confirmed ducks on the farm were infected with a highly pathogenic form of the virus. "Poultry deaths at the farm were caused by a highly virulent strain of the H5N1 virus," the agriculture ministry said. On Thursday, a suspected AI case was reported at the farm in Gochang, some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province.

AI outbreak confirmed

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government on Friday announced an outbreak of avian influenza at a local farm, saying that a DNA test has confirmed ducks on the farm were infected with a highly pathogenic form of the virus. "Poultry deaths at the farm were caused by a highly virulent strain of the H5N1 virus," the agriculture ministry said. On Thursday, a suspected AI case was reported at the farm in Gochang, some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province.

S. Korea takes quarantine measures for possible outbreak of AI

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- Provincial quarantine authorities began culling more than 20,000 poultry Friday after a preliminary test indicated a possible outbreak of avian influenza (AI), with the agriculture ministry saying it may be of a highly pathogenic strain. A suspected AI case was reported Thursday at a poultry farm in Gochang, located some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province. A DNA test is currently under way to confirm the outbreak and its exact strain, according to an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

S. Korea takes quarantine measures for possible outbreak of AI

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- Provincial quarantine authorities began culling more than 20,000 poultry Friday after a preliminary test indicated a possible outbreak of avian influenza (AI), with the agriculture ministry saying it may be of a highly pathogenic strain. A suspected AI case was reported Thursday at a poultry farm in Gochang, located some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province. A DNA test is currently under way to confirm the outbreak and its exact strain, according to an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

S. Korea takes quarantine measures for possible outbreak of AI

SEJONG, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) -- Provincial quarantine authorities began culling more than 20,000 poultry Friday after a preliminary test indicated a possible outbreak of avian influenza (AI), with the agriculture ministry saying it may be of a highly pathogenic strain. A suspected AI case was reported Thursday at a poultry farm in Gochang, located some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul in North Jeolla Province. A DNA test is currently under way to confirm the outbreak and its exact strain, according to an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Japan academics sorry for 'robot' cleaning woman cover

A Japanese academic society has apologised for the front cover of their journal, which used a drawing of a cleaning woman with a cable in her back to depict the idea of artificial intelligence. The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) was hoping to make "Jinkou Chinou (Artificial Intelligence)" more appealing to potential readers with a cover illustration on the first edition of the new year.
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