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10 March 2011
View news from Korea, South FMD Crisis in South Korea Winding Down
SOUTH KOREA - The FMD crisis is winding down and is expected to come to an end by mid March....
07 March 2011
View news from Korea, South Intervet/Schering-Plough Completes Delivery Of FMD Vaccine
SOUTH KOREA - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces today that it has shipped 12 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine to South Korea to assist in the country’s efforts to halt the ongoing FMD outbreak....
View news from Korea, South Korea Mulls Permanent FMD Vaccination
SOUTH KOREA - The government is considering regular vaccinations for all livestock every six months for the next three to five years to prevent another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease....
25 February 2011
View news from Korea, South PM Admits to Gov't Error in Countering FMD
SOUTH KOREA - Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said Thursday that the government was to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot-and-mouth disease across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages....
View news from Korea, South FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won
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. ...
23 February 2011
View news from Korea, South Religious Groups Call for Improvement in Livestock Burial
SOUTH KOREA - Some 35 religious groups from Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Cheondo Religion and Won-Buddhist organizations on Wednesday criticized the government for burying animals alive and called for improvement in the burial process as the nation...
21 February 2011
View news from Korea, South Mistaken Virus Introduction Theory Leaves Blame on Innocent Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - It has emerged that the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus that first broke out in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province last November, is a form close to that found in Hong Kong and Russia. ...
View news from Korea, South S. Korea's FMD Caused by Virus from Viet Nam
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus is closely related to the one found in Viet Nam, a state animal quarantine agency said Thursday....
02 February 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Culls Over Three Million Livestock to Control FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine authorities said Wednesday that they ordered the culling of more than three million animals to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
19 January 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - Officials have confirmed additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and bird flu today (19 January). ...
View news from Korea, South S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines
SOUTH KOREA - The Farm Minister has announced that the country's policy on FMD vaccination is to be reconsidered....
18 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Two More Outbreaks of FMD in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) today as the government considers revamping its national quarantine system. ...
17 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Korean President Inspects Quarantine Activities
SOUTH KOREA - President Lee has inspected the quarantine activities against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
View news from Korea, South Two Million South Korean Livestock Culled
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have ordered the culling of some two million livestock to fight foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
13 January 2011
View news from Korea, South More FMD Cases in Central, Southeastern Regions
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country's central and southeastern regions on Thursday, despite nationwide quarantine and vaccination efforts. ...
10 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Over 1.3 Million Livestock to be Culled to Combat FMD
S. KOREA - South Korea has ordered the culling of 1.34 million livestock since late November to stem its severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in history, the government said Monday....
View news from Korea, South More FMD Plaguing South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported 36 outbreaks across the country....
07 January 2011
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Confirms More FMD Outbreaks Near Seoul, East Coast
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed additional foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks near Seoul and on the east coast, despite nationwide quarantine efforts to contain the spread of the highly contagious animal disease. ...
04 January 2011
View news from Korea, South South Korea Reports Eleven FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported eleven new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in the country....
View news from Korea, South S Korea Expands Vaccination Areas to Combat FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea on Monday decided to expand areas where vaccination will be administered in the face of the country's severest outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the government said. ...
30 December 2010
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Reports Additional FMD Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed an additional foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak on Thursday, despite a month-long quarantine effort to contain the highly contagious animal disease....
29 December 2010
View news from Korea, South South Korea Set To Open Crisis Centre To Curb FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will set up a pan- governmental crisis centre in an effort to contain the latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks that have effectively spread throughout the country....
23 December 2010
View news from Korea, South Tracking System For Imported Beef Launched
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea have introduced a tracking system for imported beef this week in an effort to protect consumer rights and provide safe beef products in the domestic market....
16 December 2010
View news from Korea, South More Cattle and Swine Hit by FMD
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported three new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD), affecting cattle and swine populations....
15 December 2010
View news from Korea, South FMD Spreads: Two New Outbreaks North of Seoul
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has reported two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at pig farms north of Seoul, fueling worries over a nationwide spread of the disease that was first reported in a city located hundreds of kilometres south of...
14 December 2010
View news from Korea, South More FMD in South Korean Cattle
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle....
09 December 2010
View news from Korea, South 29 New FMD Outbreaks in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported twenty-nine reports of foot and mouth disease in Andong City, affecting cattle and pigs....
02 December 2010
View news from Korea, South South Korea Culls Diseased Animals
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has began culling more than 55,000 animals in an attempt to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD)disease in the country....
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