JoongAng Daily reports foot-and-mouth disease has been found at two hog farms in North Gyeongsang, South Korea only two months after Korea was declared free of the disease.

The two farms house 9,000 pigs. The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service inspected the two farms yesterday and found both farms tested positive for the disease.

Movement of people and livestock in the area has been restricted by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The province is required to do disinfection work and slaughter all swine raised on both farms as well as any farms in close proximity.

About 23,000 animals will be culled to prevent the disease from spreading. Farms within a 20-kilometer radius of the outbreak site will be banned from selling or removing livestock from the area.

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Source: JoongAngDaily.joins.com