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Korea culls 1,500 pigs after new cases of African swine fever

Christian Fernsby |
For the first time in a year, South Korea found new cases of African swine fever on a farm this week, forcing authorities to cull at least 1,500 pigs, the Yonhap news agency said on Friday.

Topics: KOREA   

Three dead pigs tested positive for the disease, which does not affect humans but can be deadly to pigs, at a farm in the province of Gangwon late on Thursday.

Authorities culled pigs within a 10 kilometre radius of the farm, Yonhap said, citing the agriculture ministry.

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