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S. Korea Confirms 7th Case of African Swine Fever

Written: 2019-09-26 08:19:15Updated: 2019-09-26 12:54:22

S. Korea Confirms 7th Case of African Swine Fever

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South Korea on Thursday confirmed a seventh case of African swine fever(ASF), raising concerns about a full-fledged spread of the highly contagious animal disease.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said that a suspected case reported on Wednesday at a pig farm on Ganghwa Island in Incheon resulted in a positive test for the virus.

This comes after a sixth case was confirmed earlier on Wednesday, also at a farm on Ganghwa.

So far, all seven cases have emerged from northern Gyeonggi Province and Ganghwa, all near the border with North Korea.

The government on Thursday extended a nationwide movement ban on pig farms, feed factories and slaughterhouses for another 48 hours until noon Saturday.

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