S.Korea reports new African swine fever case


Newsroom Odisha Network (India)

Sep 19, 2022


Seoul: South Korea will slaughter some 7,000 pigs to try to stem the spread of African swine fever (ASF) following a new outbreak at a local farm, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.


The animal disease broke out at a pig farm in Chuncheon, 85 km northeast of Seoul, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said, adding some 7,000 pigs at the farm will be culled as a preventive measure.


The government also issued a 24-hour standstill order on pig farms and related facilities in Gangwon Province through 2 a.m. Tuesday and plans to carry out an in-depth inspection into 43 adjacent farms, Yonhap news agency reported.


It also plans to conduct clinical tests on all of around 200 pig farms in the province, the ministry added.


It marked this yearís third ASF case, with the previous case having taken place in August in the eastern county of Yanggu...