South Korea: Foot and Mouth disease may have struck
The Agriculture Ministry said that South Korea has possibly discovered what seems to be Foot and Mouth Disease at a cattle farm in Pohang city. Last year 9.7 million cattle, pigs and poultry were culled due to disease outbreaks such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease and bird flu.
According to the farm owner, 14 cattle seemed to have contracted the disease and currently tests are being carried out in order to confirm the disease.
As a result if disease outbreaks last year, inflation increased and a rise in meat imports was also seen.