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Monday, February 28, 2011
Foot and Mouth Disease Breaks Out in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported twelve outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in cattle in the KwaZulu-Natal region....
Friday, February 25, 2011
PM Admits to Gov't Error in Countering FMD
SOUTH KOREA - Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said Thursday that the government was to blame for the uncontrolled spread of foot-and-mouth disease across the country, citing poor quarantine measures in the early stages....
FMD-Related Damages Hover Around 3 Tln Won
SOUTH KOREA - Damages caused by the severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in South Korea's history hovers at around 3 trillion won (US$2.6 billion), the country's farm minister said Thursday. ...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Religious Groups Call for Improvement in Livestock Burial
SOUTH KOREA - Some 35 religious groups from Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Cheondo Religion and Won-Buddhist organizations on Wednesday criticized the government for burying animals alive and called for improvement in the burial process as the nation...
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
FMD Situation in S Korea May be Easing
SOUTH KOREA - Just over 3,000 animals were culled yesterday in the attempts to control the spread of FMD, possibly indicating that the worst of the crisis is over. ...
No Pathogens Found in FMD Run-Off
SOUTH KOREA - No harmful bacteria have been found in the run-offs related to foot and mouth disease (FMD), says the government. ...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Mistaken Virus Introduction Theory Leaves Blame on Innocent Farmers
SOUTH KOREA - It has emerged that the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus that first broke out in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province last November, is a form close to that found in Hong Kong and Russia. ...
S. Korea's FMD Caused by Virus from Viet Nam
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's latest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus is closely related to the one found in Viet Nam, a state animal quarantine agency said Thursday....
More FMD Cases in S Korean Swine
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the country's swine population....
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Returns Across Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Foot-and-mouth disease reappeared in 17 cities and provinces nationwide after being contained for three weeks, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
FMD Counter-Measures Must Succeed This Time
SOUTH KOREA - On 15 February, the government announced comprehensive measures to prevent environmental pollution in the areas where the slain cattle and pigs were dumped in the wake of the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) across the country. ...
Further FMD Case Found in Central South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed one more case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on Tuesday as quarantine authorities pushed ahead with the second phase of nationwide vaccination of pigs and cattle. ...
Monday, February 14, 2011
South Korea Forms FMD Task Force
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will set up a task force to develop new foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) countermeasures to protect the country from future outbreaks, the farm ministry said Monday (14 February). ...
Friday, February 11, 2011
FMD Appears in DPRK
NORTH KOREA - A serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has occurred on livestock farms over eight cities and provinces in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). ...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
South Korea Reports Seven New FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - There have been a further seven new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country's pigs. ...
Monday, February 07, 2011
FMD Found at Korea's Largest Pig Breeding Farm
SOUTH KOREA - The Department of Animal Resources Development in South Chungcheong was closed yesterday after 13 pigs were found to have FMD....
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
N American FMD Vaccine Bank Provides Vaccine to S Korea
GLOBAL - The North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank, administered jointly by commissioners from the United States, Canada and Mexico, is providing the Republic of Korea with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine needed to assist the country...
S Korea Culls Over Three Million Livestock to Control FMD
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea's quarantine authorities said Wednesday that they ordered the culling of more than three million animals to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
Bulgaria Reports One More Outbreak of FMD
BULGARIA - The Bulgarian veterinary authorities have reported yet another outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Burgas region....
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea Signals Regional Risk
ASIA - FAO is calling for veterinary and border control authorities in Asia to be on alert for animals showing signs of infection by Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), following an unprecedented outbreak of the livestock-affecting sickness in South Korea. ...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
S Korea to Impose Tariff Quotas on Pork Imports
SOUTH KOREA - The Republic of Korea will impose a tariff quota on imported pork to cope with the unstable supply caused by the country's ongoing epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance said Tuesday....
Friday, January 21, 2011
Update on FMD in Wild Boar in Bulgaria
BULGARIA - An update on the foot and mouth disease (FMD) situation was published yesterday (20 January) by Defra, the UK agriculture department ...
FMD Likely to Hit New Year Holidays
SOUTH KOREA - Many provincial governments have launched a campaign to dissuade people from travelling to other areas during the Lunar New Year holiday in an attempt to stop the spread of FMD. ...
Thursday, January 20, 2011
South Korea Updates Quarantine Rules
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has revised its foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) quarantine rules to limit the culling of livestock, as the effects of vaccinations should better protect animals from the contagious virus, the government said today, 20 January. ...
Another 29 FMD Outbreaks in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - There have been a further 29 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the last two weeks, affecting both cattle and pigs across the country. ...
Mongolia Reports FMD Under Control
MONGOLIA - No new reports of foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks have been recorded since mid-November 2010. ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
S Korea Confirms More FMD, Bird Flu Cases
SOUTH KOREA - Officials have confirmed additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and bird flu today (19 January). ...
S Korea Considers More Active Use of FMD Vaccines
SOUTH KOREA - The Farm Minister has announced that the country's policy on FMD vaccination is to be reconsidered....
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