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18 April 2011
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Not To Raise FMD Alert Level Despite New Outbreak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will not raise its present foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) alert level despite a fresh outbreak in the southeastern part of the country over the weekend, a government official said Monday....
View news from Korea, South S. Korea Confirms Additional FMD Case
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea reported an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on Sunday, four days after downgrading its FMD alert level one notch. ...
11 April 2011
View news from Korea, South Number of Pigs in South Korea Plunges
SOUTH KOREA - Foot and mouth disease has been blamed for the dramatic fall in pig production in the last quarter....
View news from Korea, South South Korea Reopens Livestock Markets
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea announced it planned to reopen all 85 of its livestock markets last week....
30 March 2011
View news from Korea, South With FMD Over, New Precautions Unveiled by Govt
SOUTH KOREA - Declaring that the nation’s worst foot-and-mouth outbreak was over, the government announced a new measure to tighten its oversight of the livestock industry last week, requiring farmers to apply for permits to operate cattle and pig farms...
25 March 2011
View news from Korea, South S Korea Says FMD Costs Near $2.7 Bln
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea, battling against its worst ever outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease said on Thursday that the crisis has cost nearly 3 trillion won (S$3.42 billion) so far....
10 March 2011
View news from Korea, South FMD Crisis in South Korea Winding Down
SOUTH KOREA - The FMD crisis is winding down and is expected to come to an end by mid March....
07 March 2011
View news from Korea, South Three New Outbreaks of FMD Reported in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean veterinary authorities have reported three new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in three areas - Chungcheongnam-do (also knows as Chungnam), Ulsan Metropolitan City and Gyeongsangbuk-do, also known as Gyeongbuk....
View news from Korea, South Intervet/Schering-Plough Completes Delivery Of FMD Vaccine
SOUTH KOREA - Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announces today that it has shipped 12 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine to South Korea to assist in the country’s efforts to halt the ongoing FMD outbreak....
View news from Korea, South Korea Mulls Permanent FMD Vaccination
SOUTH KOREA - The government is considering regular vaccinations for all livestock every six months for the next three to five years to prevent another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease....
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. ...
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