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UPDATED: 11:19, April 11, 2005
Preventive work against bird flu going on in DPRK
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Efforts to prevent bird flu are going on in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) , the Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reports Sunday.

Ro Tu Chol, chairman of the State Emergency Veterinary and Anti-Epizootic Committee, told KCNA that about 200 emergency committees have been formed and emergency vaccinations against bird flu applied to all poultry farms.

Chicken plants where bird flu broke out incinerated and buried affected chickens to suit the rules of the OIE, the France-based epizootic disease office.

Traffic around the plants is blocked up and outsiders are forbidden to enter the areas. And all flocks of henhouses proved positive by elizakit are incinerated and buried. Fowls and processed fowls are quarantined thoroughly in the border areas and at harbors and airports.

Marketing of poultry and eggs is not allowed.

Posts have been installed to observe migrants coming into and staying in the country and excrements of birds examined in a veterinary way.

Veterinaries under the Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with experts dispatched to the country by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), have

Source: Agencies


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