October 21, 2019 11:15
Despite efforts by quarantine authorities to contain African swine fever, it continues to spread, as another dead animal tested positive on Sunday.
The deadly animal disease was found in the carcass of a wild boar just 3 km south of the demilitarized zone in the border town of Yeocheon, Gyeonggi Province, raising concerns that the outbreak has spread further south. It brings the total number of such cases to 10, with eight found in the DMZ.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has been mobilizing soldiers to hunt down wild boars near the border areas to contain the spread of ASF.
Meanwhile, no new cases of ASF have been reported on pig farms since the 14th case was confirmed early this month.
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