FMD Reported in North Korean Pigs in January

NORTH KOREA - There was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in several pigs in one village in the P'yongyang region in January this year.
calendar icon 25 March 2014
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The Veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.1 dated 24 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

On 16 January 2014, according to the report, six pigs in a village herd of pigs in Sunan in P'yongyang region in the west of the country showed signs of the disease and were slaughtered.

The usual measures were applied: quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, zoning, modified stamping-out, no vaccination and treatment of affected animals. 

The status of the outbreak is described as 'continuing'. The infected premises is being disinfected and dipping/spraying is being carried out.

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