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FMD Spreading Rapidly to Pigs in S. Korea

05 January 2011

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is spreading rapidly from cattle to pigs, raising the need for a more extensive use of vaccines to stem further outbreaks, the government said Wednesday.

The farm ministry and local governments said that despite extensive quarantine efforts, four fresh outbreaks were confirmed at pig farms across the country, resulting in the culling of 47,300 animals.

Yonhap News Agency


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