Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Korea signals regional risk

Coordinated, multinational response required
27/01/2011FAO is calling for veterinary and border control authorities in Asia to be on alert for animals showing signs of infection by Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), following an unprecedented outbreak of the livestock-affecting sickness in South Korea. The current FMD dynamics in eastern Asia, as well as the magnitude of the outbreak in South Korea, are unlike anything seen for at least a half century, the agency said