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S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines

19 January 2011

SOUTH KOREA - The Farm Minister has announced that the country's policy on FMD vaccination is to be reconsidered.

South Korea plans to revamp its national foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) quarantine regime so vaccinations can be employed more aggressively to cope with future outbreaks, a senior policymaker said yesterday (18 January).

Yonhap reports Farm Minister, Yoo Jeong-bok, saying in a news briefing that the most severe outbreaks of FMD in the country's history, which has effectively spread throughout the country, required a "rethinking" of the government's quarantine guidelines.



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