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Media reports cite culling of 3200 birds at Seongnam Market after H5N8 confirmation

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Avian flu found near Seoul

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Roads and shops are disinfected Sunday in Moran Market in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, where a case of avian influenza was reported Saturday.


By Kim Se-jeong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) said Sunday that it had discovered the bird flu virus in a chicken sold at a traditional market in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province during a random inspection.

This is the first case of avian influenza confirmed in Gyeonggi Province this winter.

According to the ministry, the H5N8 strain was confirmed Saturday in the chicken sold at Moran Market in Seongnam, where about one million people live. The discovery was made five days after a sample was sent for examination. About 3,200 chickens on sale at the market were culled, and 11 chicken vendors shut down, it said.

The ministry is investigating whether there are any other suspected cases of avian influenza in the Seoul area. The ministry said the infected chicken had been supplied from a farm in Incheon.

Concerns are rising over possible human contraction, but health officials have said bird flu poses no threat to people.

The government also ordered farm owners in Incheon and Gyeonggi Province to disinfect their farms and to stop transporting poultry in and out of the region. Jeju Island banned all poultry products from Gyeonggi Province, Sunday.

Meanwhile, the ministry is being criticized for not responding quickly enough.

The government is accused of having learnt about the confirmed case earlier on Friday but waited until Saturday to order disinfection. Usually, quarantine begins from when a case is suspected. The ministry said it wanted to wait until everything was confirmed.

H5N8 is a subtype of bird flu. Experts say that although it is regarded as a lower contagious subtype, the virus can become highly pathogenic.

There have been several cases of bird flu in Korea this year, with the first case reported in February. The government blamed migratory birds as the cause, but experts said the outbreaks were more to do with domestic factors such as hygiene on farms.

In March, a dog was found to have developed antibodies to bird flu, raising concerns over a possible cross-species transmission to humans. The World Health Organization said cross-species infection is rare.

Meanwhile, several pig farms in Korea are struggling with an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

As of Sunday, pigs from 17 farms have tested positive for the highly infectious disease. Two farms in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, were added to the list of infected properties Sunday. Quarantine authorities culled 110 pigs and banned the transport of all animals within three kilometers.

More than 8,000 pigs have been culled since the first case was reported on Dec. 3. The ministry said it had vaccinated almost 62,000 pigs on 41 farms in North Chungcheong Province to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Food are always forecasting * December 28 AI course of the match Seongnam material Moran Market detected highly pathogenic AI virus in the poultry sales facilities December 22 of Veterinary Defense Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock Quarantine support for regular surveillance by sampling at the Headquarters were inspected at the headquarters, December 26 ** H5N8 AI virus has been detected, December 27 announced that the final diagnosis by highly pathogenic.
* farmhouse, migratory doraeji and disinfectant vulnerable areas (traditional market, garden-type restaurant, etc.) AI viruses and quarantine office for annual inspection and local governments, etc. to determine whether to take the preventative measures introduced in the early preemptively (about 14 million per year in traditional markets 3003 white key)
** For regular surveillance sampling, sending and such as inspection takes about 4-5 days until confirmed
this regard, the agri-food section December 26 AI virus detected immediately put national security, the Ministry of Environment, Rural Development Administration, City, and producer groups and also detect status, emergency action plan (SOP) hayeoteum notify the institution in accordance with the advice *
* quarantine area without setting (administrative areas, protected areas and surveillance area), and its facilities, movement control and cleaning, disinfection, Central Questioned epidemiological dynamics, national traditional markets such as Japan disinfection
just , if the AI virus has been detected in the traditional markets, as opposed to the slaughter occurred in poultry farms and unlikely risk of propagation to other farms, because the last place where the sale and supply of farm closure measures for the facility (Incheon reinforced materials chicken farm ) take measures such as epidemiology studies have done
this year after 24 September, a traditional market and a total of six cases of AI virus has been detected in the marina, but take action, such as avian influenza geumbeon according to the emergency action plan, for the same reason as above Well you did not distribute a press release separately
, however, in the event of a future similar cases detected actively let you know that I geteum
agri-food section is gireudeon H5N8 in poultry sales facilities, etc. Moran Market December 26 as the detection of poultry 3200 Yeosu buy disposal, burial and was banned command stocking December 27, December 28 measures that poultry sales facilities were closed.
* When disinfection is not set, detected in the traditional market area (administrative areas, protected areas and surveillance area) rather, the facility closed, factory farm track and preventative measures, facilities, equipment cleaning, disinfecting contaminated doubt conducted
as part agri-food generation region and the AI AI generally occurs in other areas, in order to identify the causes, and funnel the same AI Questioned by putting the center and the epidemiological dynamics, depending on the epidemiological survey says it will soon take the relevant preventative measures as possible.
In addition, all livestock farms and Defense Department officials, including principals, local governments are best for a given role, according to the SOP and asked to,
in particular, AI is epidemiology, sterilization, and surveillance and biosecurity plan to enhance biosecurity and disinfection facilities for vehicle access in accordance with the results of epidemiological and quarantine office so important,
Ministry of Environment and local governments and assistance by said migratory doraeji surveillance and fecal tests, etc. while expanding the monitoring and disinfection facilities for livestock farmers and municipalities organized under the plan to strengthen the surveillance and biosecurity out vehicle checks and disinfection.
Finally, the agri-food department officials caused the AI and with farm unit disinfection and biosecurity surveillance, including the active participation for this, because the most important and to prevent propagation,
recently chungnambuk pig in order to prevent occurrence of foot-and-mouth disease, which occurs in the local farmers, vaccination of the Association and affiliated entity maps and OK, municipalities are urged to give to strengthen immunization and verification checks and genealogical research, such as antibody formation rate through the Veterinary Laboratory.

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Do you know the “Girl who has everything?” Take her to Moran market and she will be sure to find something new!

Seongnam Moran market is the largest traditional market in South Korea. It is located at the Moran bus terminal and runs on the traditional Korean market schedule. This means the market is open on days ending in 4 and 9. Over 1200 merchants, from all over Korea, sell a large variety of products at a 20- 30% discount.

The market is most commonly known for the selling of dog meat. Here farmers from throughout the country bring farm-raised dogs that have been bread for meat. Nureongi is the name of the primary breed that is sold here. Hundreds of dogs are placed in cages. Just outside of the cages butchered dog meat can be purchased by the pound. Whole dogs can also be purchased and butchered on site in back rooms. The selling of dog meat is illegal in Seoul but not strictly enforced. Many foreigners find the selling and eating of dog tragic. The aisle can easily be avoided. It can be found by taking your first right, into the market when coming from Moran subway station exit 5.

Beyond dog many farm raised and domestic animals are sold here. Chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, and goats fill small cages. Boxes of baby chicks are for sale. As you walk your way down the aisle men purchasing boxes of chickens weave there way around you with dollies stacked 3 boxes high.

Just across the way from the farm animal section is the domestic pet section. Many different breads of puppies can be purchased here well under pet store prices. Kittens, rabbits, fish and birds are also sold. Occasionally it is even possible to find reptiles such as iguanas at the market.

If you are interested in eastern medicine, herbs and grains Moran Market has an elaborate section. Medical Herbs are very important to Korean culture. At Moran market both traditional Korean herbs and imported medical herbs are sold. Peongtigimen, a Korean grain, is cooked right at the market in large black containers that fry it. It is very similar to the process of making popcorn.

‘Designer’ clothing, purses and sportswear and sunglasses are also sold at the market. There is also small sections with electronics, kitchen wear, ‘As seen on TV’ merchandise and other unique items. There is often a few merchants selling traditional Korean souvenirs, imported gifts from other places in Asia, statues, pottery and carvings.

If you are interested in seafood head over to the fish market. Moran specializes in some unique seafood that you will not find in other fish markets in Korea. Turtles perfect for soup swim in bins. Slithering snails fill boxes. Both living and fish on ice are sold here. If you prefer to purchase alive fish many of the merchants will prepare it for you on the spot.

Produce and fruit coming directly from farms are displayed at Moran. The fruit is at wholesale prices and very fresh. Beyond fruit and vegetables Moran market also sells unique foods, drinks and snacks!

Houseplants, trees, bushes, vegetables and fruit plants are sold at the plant section. Plants are sold at great prices much lower then stores. Once you have selected your plants merchants will even pot your plant for you if you’d like this service.

On the opposite side of the animal market is the food market. Here you can find a variety of traditional Korean meals to eat. If you need a break from the market these stalls are a great place to relax and share food or drink amongst friends.

Open: Days ending in 4 & 9: 4th, 9th, 14th. 19th,24th and 29th of each month.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Subway: Line number 8 Moran Exit number 5. Walk straight to the Seognam Bus Terminal.

http://korea.stripes.com/travel/moran-market

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