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FAO assists with Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak in North Korea

April 2014 - On 18 February 2014 the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported a significant outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in 17 pig farms in the Pyongyang area. As a result hundreds of pigs had to be sacrificed, and thousands were affected. The Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of DPRK requested emergency assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to increase the national ability for disease diagnosis and control...[Read more]

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