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FMD Antibodies Found at Wild Boar Farm

11 June 2010

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea said Sunday that it detected foot-and-mouth disease antibodies at a wild boar farm in the central part of the country five days after a similar case was reported in the region.

The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it is looking to see if antigens of the disease are present in the animals at the farm in Cheongyang, 160 kilometers south of Seoul.

It said the latest case cannot be classified as a new outbreak of the highly contagious animal disease until antigens are discovered. A more detailed analysis of the infected animals will be released Monday.



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