October 13, 2003

 

 

Korea, Kyongju City Breakout of Hog Cholera

 

Hog cholera has broken out again in Kyongju city for the 2nd time in 7 months.

 

The city government said yesterday that 25 pigs at a farm in the region tested positive for the fatal swine disease.

 

The National Veterinary Research & Quarantine Service has cordoned off the region within 3 km radius of the outbreak point and put down a total of 282 pigs raised at the farm.

 

The government is exerting efforts to prevent additional outbreaks of the fatal porcine disease. Meanwhile it is actively sourcing for the cause of the disease.