2005-12-19-No Deadly Bird Flu in Korea YetUnderstanding Avian Influenza
2005-12-19-No Deadly Bird Flu in Korea Yet
Korea's Agriculture Ministry has conducted a series of tests on birds on migratory routes as the birds reach their winter home in Korea but found no deadly strain of avian influenza. The ministry said 50 low-pathogenic bird flu infections were found in about 3,000 bird feces samples from more than 20 migratory routes nationwide and in civilian-restricted areas near the inter-Korean border. But the deadly H5N1 strain was not among them.
Authorities will continue to take preventive measure in rural areas until the end of February as some low-pathogenic strains, like H5 and H7, could mutate into highly-pathogenic forms.