South Korea confirms second case of African swine fever

South Korea confirms second case of African swine fever

A vehicle disinfects a pig farm as a quarantine official wearing protective gear looks on
A vehicle disinfects a pig farm as a quarantine official wearing protective gear looks on in Paju, South Korea. (Yonhap via REUTERS)

SEOUL: South Korea has confirmed its second case of African swine fever at a pig farm near the country's border with North Korea, a day after the country's first outbreak of the deadly virus, its agriculture ministry said on Wednesday (Sep 18).

The outbreak occurred at a pig farm in Yeoncheon, northwest of the capital Seoul, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in a statement.

A quarantine official wearing protective gear sets up a barricade at a pig farm
A quarantine official wearing protective gear sets up a barricade at a pig farm involved in African swine fever in Paju, South Korea. (Photo: Yonhap via REUTERS)

South Korea's African swine fever outbreak comes less than four months after its neighbouring country North Korea reported its first case in late May.

A quarantine official wearing protective prepares to bury pigs at a pig farm
A quarantine official wearing protective clothing prepares to bury pigs at a pig farm involved in African swine fever in Paju, South Korea. (Yonhap via REUTERS)

Source: Reuters/de

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