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South Korea on highest alert after african swine fever discovered

by VTV418 September 2019 Last updated at 11:47 AM

VTV.vn - On Tuesday, South Korea raised its animal disease alert to the highest level after discovering its first outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju.

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-Yeon has expressed concern that the Korean pig industry could be seriously damaged by the outbreak.

Kim Hyeon-soo, South Korea's agriculture minister, told reporters on Tuesday that in addition to raising the alert level, nearly 4,000 hogs would be culled to prevent the spread of the virus. The ministry also ordered a nationwide movement ban of hogs and related livestock for 48 hours while it looks into the source of the virus. South Korea has raised its alert level to the highest level.

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