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African swine fever outbreak

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Swift disinfection measures key to containing virus early

The agriculture ministry Tuesday confirmed the first case of African swine fever (ASF) at a pig farm in Paju, a city near the border with North Korea. ASF is highly contagious and has a fatality rate of nearly 100 percent. Currently, there are neither vaccines nor cures for the disease. This raises concerns about a potential spread of the virus to other parts of the country.

The first confirmed case here came four months after North........

© The Korea Times