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Suspected bird flu cases discovered in Gangwon Province

All Headlines 10:10 January 10, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- Birds that may have been infected with avian influenza (AI) have been discovered on the eastern coast of South Korea, the agriculture ministry said Thursday.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said an antibody of the H7N7 strain was found in droppings of wild birds in Gangneung, 240 kilometers east of Seoul.

The ministry said it will take up to two days to determine if the birds were infected with the highly pathogenic virus.

The government said it is carefully examining wild birds within 10 kilometers of the site where the droppings were found and is carrying out disinfection at poultry farms and households nearby.

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