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It is relentless in its spread, quietly but efficiently strengthening its grasp around the world in 2020. The highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu which has been exploding in Europe and Asia and earlier this month the disease control authorities in central China's Hunan Province confirmed a human infection case of the H5N6 bird flu virus. The patient is being treated in the ICU ward of a hospital in Ningyuan County and has stable conditions, but still cannot be removed from the ventilator. The poultry industry is on alert after previous outbreaks led to the culling of tens of millions of birds.
South Korea was struggling to contain the spread of highly pathogenic bird flu among local poultry farms as the number of such cases reached nearly 40 on Thursday, but the influx of migratory birds continued to strain the antivirus fight. The latest highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu was found from a duck farm in Gimpo, just north of Seoul, on the previous day, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.