• 2020년 11월 2일 오전 00시 ~ 05시 까지 시스템 정기정검을 시행합니다.
    홈페이지 및 TBS 앱 접속이 원활하지 않을 수 있습니다. 불편을 드려 죄송합니다.
  • Govt Vows Increased Efforts To Curb Spread Of African Swine Fever

A farm in South Gyeongsang Province is sprayed with disinfectants to prevent the spread of African swine fever. (Photo: Yonhap News)
A farm in South Gyeongsang Province is sprayed with disinfectants to prevent the spread of African swine fever. (Photo: Yonhap News)
The agriculture ministry has vowed increased vigilance against African swine fever this winter as cases of infection among wild boars continue to rise.

Agriculture Minister Kim Hyun-soo told reporters Thursday that authorities are working to reduce the number of wild boars in the country as part of quarantine measures.

He said, "Currently, the country has around 4.1 wild boars for every square kilometer. We plan to reduce the figure to two, which is considered a manageable level in preventing the spread of the disease."

ASF does not affect humans but is deadly to pigs.

More than 940 ASF cases linked to wild boars have been reported from inter-Korean border regions since 2019, according to the ministry.

Efforts to prevent the spread of the disease include the installation of fences and regulating the migration of wild boars.

South Korea has not reported a case of ASF linked to pig farms since last October.


Please send comments to tbsefmnews@gmail.com / copyright © tbs. Unauthorized redistribution prohibited.

About us

COPYRIGHT 03909 31, Maebongsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea S-PLEX CENTER | Tel: 082-2-311-5114
Copyright © Since 2020 Seoul Traffic Broadcasting. All Rights Reserved.