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staying on the bird flu scare in korea quarantine authorities are working round the
clock to contain the avian
influenza in the country's southern province of jeollabuk-do... where eight
farms now are believed to have been hit and nearly 300-thousand ducks and
chickens have been culled so far. our connie lee brings us this story from the
field. the quarantine measures
have been taken up a notch. three days have passed since the first confirmed
case of the highly
pathogenic h5n8 bird flu strain... was found here in southern korea....
the infected farms are still blocked off like this. this means no one can
come in. and no one can get out.
and it doesn't appear as though the quarantine measures will be eased
[ ] : you cannot come any closer... "
: there are areas we cannot disinfect... because of the birds' droppings.
there's a water reservoir right over there so there are a lot of birds flying in
this area. the bird flu could spread from their feces
here in jeollabuk-do province... about 300 kilometers south of seoul...
every vehicle entering and exiting the area is sterilized.*******
but... with a new suspected case emerging on tuesday... the ministry of
agriculture food and rural affairs has now ordered that ducks within a 3-
kilometer radius of an infected farm be slaughter ed as a preventive measure.
this... has been expanded from the previous 500-meter radius.
the government says farmers will be compens ated 80 to a hundred-percent
for their losses. but farmers... aren't the only ones affected
by the latest case of avian
none of the customers are asking for the duck and chicken dishes even
though i explain to them that cooked meat is fine.
this restaurant has seen its number of customers cut in half since the ai
this time is worst than the last bird flu scare we had. my restaurant was
affected last time but this time because the virus was found in my
neighborhood less people are coming to eat here.
korea has had four bird flu outbreaks since 2003. the last time was in 2011...
when over 6- million birds were killed. connie lee arirang news.