South Korea culls over six percent of poultry to curb bird flu

March 14, 2014 9:15 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has culled over six percent of poultry in the country to curb a bird flu outbreak that has hit farms and migratory birds nationwide, government officials said on Friday.

That brings the total number of farm birds slaughtered to 10.16 million, close to a record 10.2 million during an outbreak in 2008, according to data from the agriculture ministry.

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