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North Korea reports first case of ASF

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First outbreak of African swine fever from Korean Peninsula reported to OIE.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) has informed the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that it has detected its first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) at the Buksang cooperative farm in Chagang-Do, near the border with China.

According to the report submitted to OIE from Ri Kyong Gun, director of the country's veterinary and anti-epizootic department within the Ministry of Agriculture, the outbreak was detected May 23 and confirmed May 25 in a herd of 99 pigs in which 77 succumbed to the virus.

The OIE report can be viewed at this link.

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