S. Korea reports 9 more wild boars infected with African swine fever

 

Yonhap News Agency (S.Korea) 

March 24, 2020

 

SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Tuesday it has found nine more wild boars infected with African swine fever (ASF) in areas near the border with North Korea, bringing the total number of cases to 430.

 

Eight corpses were found in different areas near the border in Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces, according to the National Institute of Environmental Research under the Ministry of Environment. Another boar tested positive after being caught in a trap.

 

South Korea confirmed its first-ever outbreak of the animal disease in September last year. Local authorities have culled about 400,000 domestic pigs as part of preventive measures...

 

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