--- SEARCH ---
Learning Chinese
Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Exchange Rates
Hotel Service

Hot Links
China Development Gateway
Chinese Embassies

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland
Foreign Affairs College
Institute of American Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Bird Flu Hits Two More Chicken Farms in South Korea

With two more chicken farms in South Korea confirmed infected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), fears grew that the disease might further spread across the country, the English-language newspaper The Korea Times reported on Saturday.

A chicken farm in Ichon, Gyeonggi Province, 70 km southeast to Seoul, was confirmed on Friday to have been infected by the bird flu virus.

The outbreak made Gyeonggi the fifth province in South Korea to report bird flu cases after the first case was reported in Umsong, North Chungchong Province on Dec. 15.

The provincial authorities slaughtered 165,000 chickens within the three-kilometer radius of the affected chicken farm in Ichon as part of preventive measures against possible further spread of the avian flu.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry also confirmed on Friday that a chicken farm in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, some 150 km south to Seoul, was infected by the bird flu.

The avian virus has spread to some 12 chicken and duck farms in Umsong, Naju in South Cheolla Province and Gyongju, North Gyongsang Province.

More than 1.5 million poultry have been slaughtered across the country.
(Xinhua News Agency December 27, 2003)

China Bans Poultry and Bird Imports from ROK
Imports of Birds from ROK Banned to Prevent Flu
Scientists Find Crop Chemical Cures Bird Flu
Print This Page
Email This Page
About Us SiteMap Feedback
Copyright © China Internet Information Center. All Rights Reserved
E-mail: webmaster@china.org.cn Tel: 86-10-68326688