Swine Fever: South Korea government set to kill 4000 pigs

South Korean authorities on Tuesday announced that it has begun killing pigs in the country to prevent the spread of its first case of African swine fever.

Kim Heyon-soo, the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs said the outbreak was confirmed at a pig farm in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, a city close to the heavily fortified border with North Korea.

A 48-hour nationwide lock down on the movement of pigs in farms and slaughterhouses was imposed by the South Korean government who raised the animal disease alert to the highest level of “severe.”

Source: Linda Ikeji

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