Farmers in North Cholla Province are scrambling to put up defenses after the health authorities found bird flu in dead chickens at a farm in Iksan, the country’s first outbreak since 2003.  
 
Although the government urges calm over the discovery of bird flu, identified as the H5N1 strain that could be fatal to humans, there is mounting concern over public health safety and economic losses, since the area is the country’s largest poultry supplier.