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Thursday, December 23, 2010

South Korea : Foot-and-mouth disease spreads

Via Xinhua :

" SEOUL, Dec. 22 : The spread of foot-and-mouth disease has extended to a region east of Seoul despite nationwide quarantine efforts, the government said Wednesday.

The ministry for food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries said an additional case of the animal disease was confirmed at a cattle farm in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province. A pig farm in Yeoncheon and a cattle farm in Pocheon, both in Gyeonggi Province, also appeared to be affected by the disease.

"All animals at the farms along with those within a 500-meter radius of the latest confirmed cases are to be culled to prevent further spread of the disease," the ministry said."

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