February 17, 2020


19 more wild boar detected with African swine fever in South Korea


The African swine fever (ASF) infected wild boar were located along the border to North Korea pushes the total ASF cases to 204, reported The Korea Herald.


A research institute associated with the environment ministry said 18 animals were discovered dead in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, as well asPaju and Yeoncheon County in Gyeonggi Province.


Another captured wild boar in Cheorwon was found to have ASF.


Since the first ASF case was detected in South Korea on September 2019, about 400,000 domestic swine have culled to prevent the spread of the disease.


There have been no new domestic ASF cases on farms since October 2019. However, dead wild boar with ASF have been continuously discovered, especially along the border between South Korea and North Korea.


All domestic and wild swine infected with ASF have been found at border areas. North Korea reported its first ASF case along its border to China in May 2019.


-      The Korea Herald