With egg prices soaring, supermarkets are rationing purchases as panic grips consumers and the government is intervening.
The price of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of chicken rose to 1,362 won ($1.24) Tuesday, up 5.7 percent compared to Nov. 26, when a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza was first detected.
Quarantine officials cull all the ducks in a poultry farm in Yeoju, Gyeonggi, on Tuesday as a preventive measure after a nearby chicken farm was confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Quarantine officials cull about 193,000 birds from a poultry farm in Yeoju, Gyeonggi, on Monday after the farm owner reported that a highly pathogenic avian influenza was suspected to be the cause of deaths of 1,000 chickens on Sunday.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected on a duck farm in Jeongeup, North Jeolla, generating alarm in a country already grappling with the coronavirus health crisis.
Quarantine authorities get rid of eggs at an egg farm in Jeongeup, North Jeolla on Sunday after a highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed at a nearby duck farm.
Seeking to bolster public confidence in Korea's influenza vaccines, Minister for Health and Welfare Park Neung-hoo on Tuesday got his flu shot, citing medical experts who have stressed the safety of the vaccines amid ongoing concerns...
For the first time in nearly three years, a “highly pathogenic” avian influenza virus has been reported by Korean agricultural authorities this week, but there is no indication the disease has spread to any poultry farms.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Sunday announced that the government will continue its free influenza vaccination program in line with expert findings that a recent series of deaths were not related to the inoculations administered to the victims.
A succession of deaths following flu shots — 28 reported as of Thursday — is fanning fears over the safety of Korean influenza vaccinations, though the government insists a link remains unproven.