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FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won

25 February 2011

SOUTH KOREA - Damages caused by the severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in South Korea's history hovers at around 3 trillion won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister said Thursday.

In a meeting with reporters, Yoo Jeong-bok said that direct losses to livestock and money used for quarantine efforts and compensation is estimated at around 2 trillion won, with the rest involving environmental corrective measures.

Yonhap News Agency

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