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25 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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....
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
24 February 2011
View news from Korea, South Increase in Tariff-free Pork Imports, Powdered Milk
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea government has decided to increase the amount of tariff-free imports of pork and powered milk in a bid to easy supply shortages caused by the country's ongoing epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and curb inflation, a senior...
23 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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...
22 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
21 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
View news from Korea, South 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....
View news from Korea, South 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....
15 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
14 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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). ...
10 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
07 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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....
02 February 2011
View news from Korea, South 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)....
25 January 2011
View news from Korea, South 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....
21 January 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
20 January 2011
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
View news from Korea, South 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. ...
19 January 2011
View news from Korea, South 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). ...
View news from Korea, South 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....
18 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Two More Outbreaks of FMD in S Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) today as the government considers revamping its national quarantine system. ...
17 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Korean President Inspects Quarantine Activities
SOUTH KOREA - President Lee has inspected the quarantine activities against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). ...
View news from Korea, South Two Million South Korean Livestock Culled
SOUTH KOREA - The authorities have ordered the culling of some two million livestock to fight foot and mouth disease (FMD). ...
13 January 2011
View news from Korea, South More FMD Cases in Central, Southeastern Regions
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country's central and southeastern regions on Thursday, despite nationwide quarantine and vaccination efforts. ...
11 January 2011
View news from Korea, South South Korea Buries Pigs Alive to Contain FMD
SOUTH KOREA - It sounds too horrific to be true, but officials in South Korea are piling pigs on top of each other in trucks, dumping thousands of them into mass graves, and burying them alive....
10 January 2011
View news from Korea, South Over 1.3 Million Livestock to be Culled to Combat FMD
S. KOREA - South Korea has ordered the culling of 1.34 million livestock since late November to stem its severest foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in history, the government said Monday....
View news from Korea, South More FMD Plaguing South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported 36 outbreaks across the country....
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