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S. Korea reports suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease

All News 16:42 February 05, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's agriculture ministry said Sunday it has received a report of suspected outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the central county of Boeun and a diagnosis is under way.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said the report came from a dairy farm of 195 cows in Boeun, 180 kilometers southeast of Seoul, of North Chungcheong Province.

The result of the diagnosis will be announced on Monday, the ministry said.

Foot-and-mouth disease, which does not affect humans, is often fatal for cloven-hoofed animals such as cows, sheep and pigs.

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