24 Mar '11, 11am

S.Korea, battling against its worst ever outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease said the crisis has cost nearly $3.4b so far

S.Korea, battling against its worst ever outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease said the crisis has cost nearly $3.4b so far

South Korea has also been hit by the deadly H5N1 virus, or avian influenza since late December, with 50 cases confirmed in six provinces and about five per cent of the country's poultry population culled so far. No human case has yet been detected. -- PHOTO: AP SEOUL - SOUTH Korea, battling against its worst ever outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease said on Thursday that the crisis has cost nearly 3 trillion won (S$3.4 billion) so far. Prime Minister Kim Hwang Sik also said in a statement that the government would lower its disease alert to 'watch' from'seriousness', noting the cases were waning, while stepping up quarantines at borders including airports to block the potential entry of any virus. In the past four months, Asia's fourth-largest economy has culled a third of its hog population and five percent of cattle in a bid to stop the disease. It has also vaccinated anim...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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