Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in South Korea

by Rajshri on  January 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak in South Korea
More than 150 cows were slaughtered in the South Korean town of Pocheon as health officials scrambled to prevent another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease after six cows were tested positive for the disease.

Agriculture Ministry official Kim Dae-gyun revealed that the step was taken to contain the spread of the disease, adding that more than 2,000 animals will be slaughtered in a half kilometer radius from the site of the outbreak.

There have been previous such outbreaks in yesteryears and although they have been controlled, the disease does cause high mortality.

Source: Medindia

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