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FMD Confirmed in Two South Korean Pig Farms

29 November 2010

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has confirmed two cases of foot-and-mouth disease at pig farms, the first known outbreak in seven months.

The farms in the south-eastern city of Andong have been quarantined and a total of 9,000 pigs on the two properties will be slaughtered, the agriculture ministry said.

All cloven-hoofed animals within a radius of three kilometres (two miles) of the farms would also be culled, the ministry said. Officials are investigating the cause of the outbreak.

Previous outbreaks in January and April cost more than 250 billion won (KRW; US$216 million) and resulted in the slaughter of nearly 50,000 animals.

Further Reading

- You can view the OIE report on this outbreak by clicking here.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on foot and mouth disease (FMD) by clicking here.

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