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No More FMD Outbreaks in South Korea

23 June 2010

SOUTH KOREA - The Republic of Korea reports that there have been no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)yesterday received follow-up report no. 5 (final report). It states that there have been no recent outbreaks of FMD.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

After the completion of stamping-out and disinfection in the restricted zones, clinical surveillance and serological testing in the restricted zones were completed by the government veterinary authorities. All results were negative.

Therefore, on 7 June (Chungju-city), 8 June (Jeongsan-myeon and Mok-myeon), 14 June (Jungsan-myeon) and 19 June (Cheongnam-myeon), the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MIFAFF) lifted the protection and surveillance zones as well as the risk zone which were established within Chungju-city and Cheongyang-gun. There are no remaining restricted zones within the Republic of Korea. All FMD cases are resolved.


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