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Classical Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in South Korea

02 December 2013

SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of classical swine fever at a pig rearing farm located in South Gyeongsang Province, or Gyeongsangnam-do.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on 28 November. According to the report, the outbreak was initially observed on 27 November and confirmed on the same date after polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out at the Gyeongsangnamdo Livestock Promotion Research Institute.

According to the report, a total of 300 pigs were found susceptible, out of which four cases were reported. All 300 pigs were destroyed.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

The last outbreak of Classical Swine Fever in the country was in April 2009.

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