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Gov’t Announces First Exclusive Lab for ASF Virus Experimentation

Gov’t Announces First Exclusive Lab for ASF Virus Experimentation

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency launched on Thursday the process of outsourcing the design of the nation’s first shield-test facility that will be used in experiments related to the African swine fever (ASF) virus. As a 3rd grade biosafety lab, the shield-test facility is a negative pressure-type special [...]

Quarantine Authorities Focusing on Wild Boars to Prevent Further ASF Outbreaks

Quarantine Authorities Focusing on Wild Boars to Prevent Further ASF Outbreaks

SEJONG, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean quarantine authorities are implementing intensive operations to prevent the possible spread of African swine fever via wild boars, after the country confirmed the ninth case of an infected wild animal, the country’s agriculture ministry said Friday. Two wild boars found dead near the border with North Korea [...]