Pyongyang has reported an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The outbreak reported by veterinary authorities of Korea is located in a pig factory in Dokdong-ri (Sadong).
The event began on 8 January 2014 in Pyongyang pig factory and has spread to 17 units in Pyongyang-si (Sadong, Ryokpo, Sunan and Rakrang districts) and in Hwanghae-Bukto (Junghwa and Kangnam counties). 3,280 pigs have been infected (369 pigs died and 2,911 pigs were slaughtered).
The report from OIE has been extracted from an official letter sent to the OIE by the Delegate of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea received on 19 February 2014. More detailed information on each of the other 17 outbreaks affecting two provinces (Pyongyang-si and Hwanghae-Bukto) will be published when available.
Wednesday February 19, 2014/ OIE.