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FAO-OIE team in North Korea to help with Foot-and-Mouth disease
Collaborative effort with DPRK animal health authorities aims to cope with outbreaks, prevent future recurrences

A team of animal health specialists from FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has arrived in North Korea to assist veterinary authorities there in responding to outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth disease among pigs and cattle.

The group consists of a veterinarian specializing in FMD and transboundary animal diseases, a logistics officer and a laboratory technician fielded by FAO, and a veterinarian specialist in disease management from OIE.