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Bird flu case suspected at S.Korea poultry farm
December 11, 2007 / 12:44 PM / 10 years ago

Bird flu case suspected at S.Korea poultry farm

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said ducks at a poultry farm tested positive for an antibody to a bird flu virus, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

<p>A South Korean soldier wearing a protective suit at a farm affected by bird flu south of Seoul in a 2004 photo. South Korea said ducks at a poultry farm tested positive for an antibody to a bird flu virus, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

There was no information on which strain of bird flu, at the farm in Paju, around 24.85 miles north of Seoul, had been identified. Results of further testing should be known in about two weeks, a local official told Yonhap news agency.

South Korea’s agriculture ministry was unable immediately to confirm the Yonhap report.

Last month, agriculture ministry officials said they discovered a less virulent strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the south west of the country.

Reporting by Kang Shinhye; Editing by Chris Johnson

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