North Korea gets Chinese aid to fight bird flu

from the AFP:

North Korea received aid from China to help its fight against bird flu which has hit the impoverished state in recent years.

The Chinese aid, which included test kits, “will help prevent the spread of bird flu in the country via its border and trading ports,” the Korean Central News Agency said.

North Korea has recently launched public awareness campaigns against the avian influenza virus and has focused its efforts on isolating chickens and ducks from wild birds. No bird flu case has been reported so far this year.

The PDRK reported virus outbreaks in 2004 and 2005.

Early this year, a Japanese human rights activist said a North Korean woman had been infected in December. But Pyongyang has yet to confirm the case.

 

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