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FMD continues spreading in South Korea

Three more cattle farms in Andong, South Korea were found to be infected with foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease Thursday, Dec. 2, leading to concern that livestock farms in other parts of the country could soon be hit by the highly contagious virus soon. FMD was first confirmed at two Andong hog farms Monday, Nov. 29, with a nearby cattle farm found to have the disease on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

The three newly-infected cattle farms were also near the hog farms. The new FMD confirmations raised the number of infected farms to six, with more than 53,000 livestock culled and buried. The government culled more than 33,000 animals near the affected farms Monday alone to prevent the spread of the disease.

No suspected cases have been reported outside Andong, but the government Thursday decided to cull an additional 22,000 at two farms in a nearby province, as a precautionary measure. Additionally, all South Korean livestock markets were closed Wednesday for an indefinite period to prevent the disease from spreading.

Three more cattle farms in Andong, South Korea were found to be infected with foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease Thursday, Dec. 2, leading to concern that livestock farms in other parts of the country could soon be hit by the highly contagious virus soon. FMD was first confirmed at two Andong hog farms Monday, Nov. 29, with a nearby cattle farm found to have the disease on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

The three newly-infected cattle farms were also near the hog farms. The new FMD confirmations raised the number of infected farms to six, with more than 53,000 livestock culled and buried. The government culled more than 33,000 animals near the affected farms Monday alone to prevent the spread of the disease.

No suspected cases have been reported outside Andong, but the government Thursday decided to cull an additional 22,000 at two farms in a nearby province, as a precautionary measure. Additionally, all South Korean livestock markets were closed Wednesday for an indefinite period to prevent the disease from spreading.

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