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Swine cholera on the rebound
Since the first case of swine cholera was reported on South Korea’s Ganghwa Island in October, ten more outbreaks of the disease have resurfaced. Most recently, five swine on a farm in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province were diagnosed with the disease today, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. In response, officials are taking precautionary measures to keep surrounding farms disease-free by slaughtering 1,400 pigs on that farm, and disinfecting 8,000 on neighboring farms. Since October, a total of some 16,300 swine from 19 farms have been slaughtered.