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Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea confirmed an outbreak of bird flu Friday as it struggles to contain foot-and-mouth disease, which has rapidly spread across the country.
A duck and a chicken have tested positive for the deadly bird flu virus, authorities said. The government has culled 119,000 birds and set up a quarantine zone around the affected farms.
Confirmation of the virus comes a day after officials announced they have raised the foot-and-mouth disease alert to its highest level
Originally posted by stirling
There is a new twist from the old US made flu we keep hearing about.
The NKs may be capable too.
We need to keep up with the situation over there it seems it may develope in more unexpected directions.
The pandemic lasted from June 1917 to December 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history
Avian influenza, sometimes avian flu, and commonly bird flu, refers to "influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds."[clarification needed] Of the greatest concern is highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Originally posted by starchild10
Originally posted by aarys
Foot in mouth and bird flue
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Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by aarys
It's flu season - reports are coming in from all over about Bird and Swine Flu infections. South Korea is just the latest to get hit.
As far as Foot and Mouth disease - it's been a problem everywhere for some time too - and it's closely monitored.
Like national debt - zoonotic diseases are NOT going away, they're just spreading farther, getting more complicated and compounding.
Originally posted by Freedom ERP
Is the OP suggesting that this a part of the increased tentions between the two Koreas. I have no doubt that North Korea has a developed bio weapons program, and Bird Flu/Foot and Mouth would hardly rank as major killer bio weapons.
This might be part of a economic warfare operation but again I am not convinced.