Monday, February 6, 2017

Foot and mouth disease in Korea

South Korea confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a dairy farm, the agriculture ministry in Sejong said today.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said that 195 cows at the farm in Boeun, 180 kilometers southeast of Seoul, tested positive.

The discovery will lead to immediate strict quarantine which will keep anything moving out of the farm and will result in a global export ban on livestock, meat, semen, etc. from South Korea.