Dammit, I like chicken too! Hopefully this is limited to Ducks…
I am hoping that my local Korean readers can find me some verification of this info. There is nothing on the CDC website and my Korean is still way to limited to find this type of info on a Korean CDC-equivilent site.
The original blog post links to the Chosun Ilbo, not exactly an authoritarian source with zero links to any official documentation.
When I see a lack of official reports, I have to question this type of info.
Found an official statement here, dated Jan 19: http://english.mafra.go.kr/eng/list.jsp?id=28533&pageNo=1&NOW_YEAR=2014&group_id=1001&menu_id=1020&link_menu_id=1020&division=B&board_kind=G&board_skin_id=G1&parent_code=1001&link_url=&depth=1&code=&link_target_yn=&menu_introduction=&menu_name=&popup_yn=&reference=&tab_yn=N
Earth Watch Report – Biological Hazards
This family of influenza viruses belong to the Orthomyxoviruses. They all range in severity, but cause respiratory infection in the host animals.
Several subtypes of the influenza A virus exist. This virus is more commonly known as the “bird flu” in that it infects mostly avian species, although some have been found in mammals, as well. These viruses range in the level of pathogenicity. H5N8 is one of the many subtypes. One of the main reasons for concern is these viruses undergo constant change, which makes vaccine manufacturing almost impossible. By the time a vaccine is distributed, the virus may have already mutated. Although H5N8 is considered one of the lower pathenogenic subtypes, it is beginning to become more so. Many times, H5N8 is used as an incubator for the…
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