S.Korea Bans Pork Imports from Germany After African Swine Fever Case

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South Korea banned imports of pork from Germany on Thursday after a case of African swine fever was confirmed in a wild boar in eastern Germany, the South Korean agriculture ministry said.

In 2019, South Korea had an outbreak of African swine fever, recording at least 14 cases of the deadly hog disease, which prompted the culling of more than 145,000 pigs to contain the virus.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Susan Fenton)


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