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New African swine fever case confirmed

파주서 12번째 아프리카돼지열병 확진…이틀 새 3건 잇따라

New African swine fever case confirmed

 

1 more case of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in Paju on Thursday, raising the total number of cases to 12 amid the Governments disinfection efforts across the country.

 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the new case was reported in Paju, northern Gyeonggi Province, where the country's first ASF case was reported last month.

 

Most of the confirmed ASF outbreaks were from Ganghwa Island, northwest of Seoul, and Paju, each accounting for five cases.

 

All confirmed cases were

reported in areas adjacent to the border with North Korea. Suspected cases from south of Seoul have all tested negative. 

 

The Ministry added it was currently testing other suspected ASF cases that were reported in Gimpo, northwest of Seoul.

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