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South Korea raises FMD alert to highest level

Concerned that an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) that began last month will continue to spread, South Korea raised its FMD alert to its highest level last week. The government will set up a central disaster and safety center involving related government agencies to prevent the further spread of the disease.

An outbreak reported in a northern province on Nov. 28 had spread to five other Korean cities and provinces, the government said Wednesday, Dec. 29. The country has already culled 480,551 animals, the government said. It has also mobilized over 170,000 “quarantine personnel,” including government employees, soldiers and the police afor the culling process and decontamination of infected farms.

Concerned that an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) that began last month will continue to spread, South Korea raised its FMD alert to its highest level last week. The government will set up a central disaster and safety center involving related government agencies to prevent the further spread of the disease.

An outbreak reported in a northern province on Nov. 28 had spread to five other Korean cities and provinces, the government said Wednesday, Dec. 29. The country has already culled 480,551 animals, the government said. It has also mobilized over 170,000 “quarantine personnel,” including government employees, soldiers and the police afor the culling process and decontamination of infected farms.

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