South Korea bans imports of U.S. poultry due to bird fluStaff writer ▼ | January 19, 2016
South Korea halted the imports of U.S. poultry and poultry meat following new cases of bird flu. This ban comes just two months after the Asian country resumed the shipments.
Disease Bird flu has not yet affected any human life
The U.S. is making efforts to restrict the impact of bird flu, which has not yet affected any human life.
South Korea had put a ban on the import of poultry and meat from the U.S. in December 2014 when two strains of the avian influenza H5N2 and H5N8 were discovered in the Washington state, Reuters reported.
The latest move by the Asian country comes only a few days after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that it had found a new strain of avian influenza, H7N8, in a turkey farm in the state of Indiana. ■