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Three New Outbreaks of FMD Reported in South Korea

07 March 2011

SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported three new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in three areas - Chungcheongnam-do (also knows as Chungnam), Ulsan Metropolitan City and Gyeongsangbuk-do, also known as Gyeongbuk.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 13 on Friday, 4 March. The affected population consists of swine herds.

A total of 1878 animals showed signs of susceptibility to the disease. A total of seven cases were identified. All susceptible animals were destroyed.

Although the source of all outbreaks remains inconclusive, some of the outbreaks previously reported were resolved.

The number of culled animals (as part of disease control) in the newly affected farms depends on the vaccination status and timing. The final count of culled animals will be definitively given in the future.



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