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Cows and Pigs Killed in South Korea

09 April 2010

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is slaughtering more than 2,500 cows and pigs after foot-and-mouth disease was detected at a farm.

Agriculture Ministry official Lee Sang Soo said nine cows at a farm in Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul, tested positive for the disease on Saturday.

Mr Lee said quarantine workers are killing 384 cows and 2,200 pigs near the outbreak site as a precaution.

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Source: The Straits Times


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