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South Korea Reports FMD Outbreak in Pigs

10 December 2014

SOUTH KOREA - A new outbreak of foot and mouth disease has occurred in central South Korea, the first outbreak for three months.

The South Korean veterinary service sent an Immediate Notification dated 4 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

On 3 December, an outbreak of FMD began at a farm in Jincheon-eup, which is in North Chungcheong province (Chungcheongbuk-do) in the centre of the country. Of the 15,884 pigs on the farm, 30 died and a further 574 were destroyed.

The last outbreak of FMD in the country was in September 2014.


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