FMD in South Korea

On March 23, it was reported that South Korea had not confirmed a new case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) since the end of January.  On April 9, a beef farm was confirmed to have FMD.  By April 19, FMD had been confirmed in several cattle and swine herds and animals were being depopulated within 3 km (a little less than 2 mi) of the affected farms.

On YouTube you can watch an Al-Jazeera broadcast on the South Korean outbreak that includes themes that will sound familiar to those who have attended the UVM Extension “Prepare to Survive a Bio-Disaster” workshops.

For the latest reports on FMD (and some on the unrelated but similar-sounding Hand, Foot and Mouth disease), check out the Center for Food Security and Public Health website.

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