South Korea reported suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at a local egg farm on Saturday.
Suspected bird flu cases
According to the government’s avian influenza response headquarters, the suspected cases were discovered at an egg farm in Cheonan, 92 kilometres south of Seoul, according to Yonhap news agency.
Avian influenza tests are currently underway, with results expected in three days, according to the headquarters.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza is highly contagious among birds, causing severe illness and even death, particularly in domestic poultry.
High COVID cases in South Korea
According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, there have been 5,352 new cases of COVID and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours, both of which are records for the country in the nearly two-year-long outbreak.
The death toll from COVID in South Korea has now reached 3,809, with new daily cases exceeding 5,000 three times this week.