January 2, 2020


South Korea reports 56th African swine fever case


Another positive African swine fever (ASF) was discovered in a wild boar carcass found at the border to North Korea in the town of Paju, reported The Korea Herald.


According to the National Insitute of Environmental Research, this brings the number of ASF cases in South Korea to 20 in Paju. Paju was the first area in South Korea to report a positive ASF case back in September 2019.


To halt the spread of ASF in South Korea, the country has deployed soldiers and civilian hunters to track and hunt wild boar along the border between North Korea.


A total of 153,000 swine has been culled or buried in South Korea since the first ASF case was discovered in September 17 last year.


-      The Korea Herald