South Korea Increases Biosecurity as Typhoon Nears

South Korea Increases Biosecurity as Typhoon Nears

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South Korea tightens biosecurity measures as the country braces for Typhoon Mitag.

Producers worry the system will interrupt feed imports, and spread the virus among herds. The country has seen a spike in cases after an ASF case was found in a North Korea border town last month. Government officials increased border controls and temporarily closed slaughterhouses near the infected region. Forecasters expect the storm system to make landfall this week.

As previously reported, in an effort to prevent African Swine Fever from spreading, South Korea orders hundreds of soldiers to man the North Korea border to track and capture wild boars. Officials are culling all pigs within 1.8 miles of infected farms, a more aggressive protocol than the standard half-mile radius. South Korean spy agency, NIS, also reports ASF has spread all across North Korea

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