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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
A source who regularly visits the DPRK and recently entered the South has said they have not heard any news that avian influenza is spreading in the North, despite reports in South Korean media claiming an outbreak has taken place in South Pyongan Province.
"Only time I heard about it was at arrival in [South Korea]," a source who regularly visits the DPRK and recently entered the Republic of Korea told NK News. "We were asked to report if we have been in a country recently that was listed according to several diseases. DPRK was listed due to avian influenza."