Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, December 27. South Korea’s Central Emergency Response Headquarters for Bird Flu and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Food said on the 27th that in the past month, a total of 28 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks have been reported in the country. The government issued a 24-hour livestock movement ban across the country from midnight on the same day to curb the spread of the epidemic.
After a duck farm in Jeongeup City, Jeollabuk-do, reported the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus on the 26th of last month, bird flu epidemics have appeared one after another. As of the day before, there were 27 poultry farms and 1 experiential farm across the country with highly pathogenic avian influenza. As of 0:00 that day, a total of 9.427 million livestock raised on 180 farms had been culled.
It is worth mentioning that, unlike 2016~2017, the epidemic spread sporadically across the country, covering 6 other provinces except Gangwon Province, Gyeongsangnam Province, and Jeju Province. The government has issued a 24-hour livestock movement ban nationwide.
In this case, the prices of poultry meat and eggs fluctuate. As of 4 pm on the 24th, the price of duck meat per kilogram of origin was 2,105 won (approximately RMB 12.44), an increase of 45.3%from before the outbreak, the price of chicken meat per kilogram of origin was 1,384 won, an increase of 6.1%from the previous month, and the price of eggs ( 10 pieces) The origin and retail prices have also increased by 7.6%and 2.5%respectively. (End)