Millions of chickens are culled in South Korea to prevent the Bird flu from spreading. Consumers feel the effects as egg prices are rising and portions at home and in restaurants are shrinking.
The Winter Olympic Games have been dogged by avian influenza, as well as the concern over the unpredictable regime in North Korea, poor ticket sales, a shortage of accommodation and rising prices. Julian Ryall reports.
China has discovered two more cases of human bird flu infection. South Korea and Japan are working to contain outbreaks of different strains of the virus.
Health officials in China are expecting an increase of cases as winter sets in. The last bird flu outbreak to affect China occurred in 2013 and killed 36 people.
More than half a million poultry in Germany have been killed since the latest outbreak of highly contagious bird flu. Disease experts warn of the risk that a human pandemic is possible.
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