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Korea On High Alert After New FMD Cases

14 April 2010

KOREA - Authorities in South Korea have notified the World Health Organisation of a new case of foot and mouth disease (FMD) - 16 days after the country was declared free of the disease.

The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) confirmed those cattle were infected with serotype O of foot and mouth disease virus by RT-PCR tests on 9 April 2010.

A total of 169 cattle have been destroyed and various animal health measures have been implemented on that farm including movement restrictions and disinfection. The stamping-out and an epidemiological investigation have also been initiated.


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