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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:38 PM

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China.

South Korea’s agriculture ministry said North Korea reported to the World Organization for Animal Health that 77 of the 99 pigs at a farm in Jagang province died of the disease and another 22 pigs were culled.

The outbreak in North Korea comes after the disease in past months ravaged farms in China, where more than a million pigs have been reportedly culled, and also spread to Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia.

The disease is harmless to humans but for pigs is fatal and highly contagious, and there is no known cure or vaccine.

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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:47 PM

1. Oh dear . . .

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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 03:52 PM

2. China is underreporting the problem

China's National Bureau of Statistics says the country's pig population has fallen by nearly 40 million to 375.3 million from a year earlier, because of the swine fever outbreak.

However some analysts believe that China has been under-reporting the situation, partly due to local farmers withholding information about outbreaks.

Looking ahead, the epidemic could decimate around 200 million pigs in China, according to a grim report by Rabobank.

It forecasts that China's pork output will fall by 30% this year, creating implications for global commodity markets.

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