South Korea reports another FMD case

18-04-2011 | |

On Sunday, South Korea reported another case of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD), found in pigs.

According to the farm ministry six pigs at a farm in Yeongcheon, 344 kilometers southeast of Seoul, tested positive for FMD. The report comes following the country’s alert level which was lowered last week.
The first FMD case was confirmed on 29 November which saw Seoul culling more than 3.47 million cows, pigs and other animals, causing a loss of 3 trillion won (US$2.6 billion).
The pigs reported to have FMD have been ordered to be culled.