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More FMD Plaguing South Korea

10 January 2011

SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported 36 outbreaks across the country.

The World Organisation for Animal Health received follow-up report no. 8 dated Friday, 7 January. The affected population consists of swine and cattle.

According to the report, a total of 1307 cattle were found susceptible, out of which 33 cases were reported. All 1307 were destroyed.

In the case of swine, a total of 171231 animals were found susceptible, out of which 46 were found affected. All animals were destroyed in this case too.

The reports states that cattle and pigs in the affected farms and within 500 m around the affected farms have been culled and buried as a pre-emptive measure.

Emergency vaccination against FMD (cattle only) has been conducted since 25 December 2010. Vaccination is limited in some areas in Gyeongsanbuk-do, Gangwon-do and Gyeonggi-do.

Emergency vaccination against FMD for boars and sows in some areas started on 6 January 2011.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

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