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         Gov't culls 1,500 pigs over African swine fever fears

         S. Korea again reports African swine fever case since 2019

 

 

Gov't culls 1,500 pigs over African swine fever fears

 

Source: Yonhap

The Korea Times - 2020-10-09

 

South Korea said Friday it has completed the culling of pigs at a farm that was confirmed to be infected with African swine fever (ASF) and neighboring farms after the first outbreak of the animal disease since October 2019.

 

The country culled some 1,500 pigs within a 10-kilometer radius of the infected farm, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Three pigs were found dead at a farm in Gangwon Province late Thursday, and test results showed that they were infected with the deadly animal disease. The infected farm had been raising some 940 pigs.

 

The country issues a special 48-hour travel ban on livestock-related facilities in Gyeonggi and Gangwon Province, effective of 5:00 a.m.

 

Last year, ASF swept through pig farms in northern regions covering Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces, prompting authorities to cull about 400,000 pigs nationwide as part of preventive measures. A total of 14 farms were infected.

 

Although no new ASF cases had been reported from local farms since October last year, the virus was prevailing among wild boars, which can potentially again infect domestic pigs through contact.

 

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S. Korea again reports African swine fever case since 2019

 

Yonhap News Agency

October 09, 2020

 

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea confirmed a African swine fever case on Friday, marking the first outbreak of the animal disease since October 2019, the agriculture ministry said.

 

According to the ministry, three pigs were found dead at a farm in Gangwon Province late Thursday, and test results showed that they were infected with the deadly animal disease. The infected farm has been raising some 940 pigs.

 

The country issues a special 48-hour travel ban on livestock-related facilities in Gyeonggi and Gangwon Province, effective of 5:00 a.m.

 

Local authorities plan to cull some 1,500 pigs within a 10-kilometer radius of the infected farm.

 

Last year, ASF swept through pig farms in northern regions covering Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces, prompting authorities to cull about 400,000 pigs nationwide as part of preventive measures. A total of 14 farms were infected.

 

Although no new ASF cases had been reported from local farms since October last year, the virus was prevailing among wild boars, which can potentially again infect domestic pigs through contact.

 

So far, South Korea has...

 

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