S.Korea reports new African swine fever case

Seoul, Sep 19 (IANS) South Korea will butcher nearly 7,000 pigs to attempt to stem the spread of African pig fever (ASF) following another flare-up at a neighborhood ranch, the horticulture service said on Monday.

The animal illness broke out at a pig ranch in Chuncheon, 85 km upper east of Seoul, the Service of Horticulture, Food and Rustic Undertakings said, adding nearly 7,000 pigs at the homestead will be separated as a preventive measure.

The public authority likewise gave a 24-hour halt request on pig cultivates and related offices in Gangwon Territory through 2 a.m. Tuesday and plans to do a top to bottom investigation into 43 contiguous homesteads, Yonhap news organization revealed.

It additionally plans to lead clinical tests on all of around 200 pig ranches in the region, the service added.

It marked the current year’s third ASF case, with the past case having occurred in August in the eastern district of Yanggu.

State head Han Duck-soo taught authorities to completely execute quarantine steps in close participation with neighborhood legislatures to contain the spread of the infection, as per his office.

ASF doesn’t influence people yet is lethal to pigs. There is as of now no antibody or solution for the infection.

The service said that the ongoing ASF circumstance isn’t probably going to influence the country’s pork supply, as the quantity of pigs to be separated this time represents around 0.06 percent of the all out pigs presently being brought up in the country.