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South Korea Forms FMD Task Force

14 February 2011

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).

The move comes as the country is grappling with the severest outbreak of the disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, reports Yonhap.

The disease has spread to six provinces and three major cities since the first case was confirmed on 29 November 2010, forcing authorities to cull a record 3.31 million head of cattle, pigs, goats and deer.


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