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Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Busan

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Busan

Kim added that the government's "hasty decision" to lower the alert level last week is partly to blame for the re-emerged bird flu even with numerous unauthorized backyard farms in individual households distributing poultry from and to local farmers. Three more chickens died on Friday, when the farm finally reported the cases.

Up till Sunday, poultry from Gunsan was sold to Busan, Jeju, Paju and Yangsan.

India sends three Navy ships to assist Lanka in relief operations
During monsoon season, landslides are common in the tropical Indian Ocean island as its land has been heavily deforested. The deluge caused the Nilwala river to burst its banks, threatening to submerge a large number of villages, the DMC said.

A quarantine official inspects a chicken farm in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province on Sunday. A total of 31,913 chickens from 18 related farms have been culled so far, regardless of their test results. The Government still advises keepers to follow industry standard best practice on biosecurity, including minimising movement in and out of bird enclosures, cleaning footwear, keeping areas where birds live clean and tidy and feeding birds indoors.

Under orders from the new Prime minister, Korea's agriculture ministry held an emergency meeting with related agencies on Saturday to look into a suspected Avian Influenza case in Jeju.

Manchester bomb probe police make 18th arrest
The One Love Manchester tribute concert will go ahead despite the recent terror attacks in London, it has been confirmed. Tickets went on sale Thursday, selling out within six minutes, with website Ticketmaster reporting "incredible" demand.

Meanwhile, South Korean health authorities said that there is very low risk that the avian influenza virus strain in the country will infect humans.

Korea's quarantine authorities is raising the bird flu warning to "vigilant", the second-highest of the four levels, and is now preemptively culling chickens and ducks at affected farms across the nation.

Mercury breaks 5-yr record, shoots up to 44.6 deg C
The temperature is increasing due to change in wind pattern and it is also affecting the night temperature, the officials said. Several places, including hill station Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu recorded highest temperatures of the season.


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