South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak

December 18, 2014 2:38 AM

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South Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fresh case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, five months after an outbreak elsewhere added to fears about food safety.

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