S. Korea Considers Vaccinating Pigs Against FMD

Xinhuanet.com

South Korea is seriously contemplating stepping up vaccination efforts in the face of the rampant spread of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease across the country, according to local reports on Tuesday.

According to Seoul’s Yonhap News Agency, the agriculture ministry is considering a move to vaccinate pigs to contain the further spread of the highly contagious animal disease.

“The issue was touched at a recent meeting of the livestock quarantine consultation committee,” a source from the agriculture ministry was quoted by Yonhap as saying.

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