Boar with ASF found in demilitarized zone

first_imgSEOUL – A boar with African swinefever (ASF) was found dead in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates twoKoreas on Thursday.  Over 10,000 pigs died or culled in theSouth since ASF was discovered while more than six-million pigs have beenculled across Asia.(BBC) The virus was discovered in SouthKorea recently, with possible entry through pigs crossing the heavily-guardedDMZ. North Korea first recorded African swine fever (ASF) in May, and the South created border fences to keep it out. Over six-million pigs have been culled across Asia since the ASF was discovered. EPA Despite its name, the DMZ is one ofthe world’s most fortified places. It is a 4 km-wide (2.5 miles) strip ofland, laden with landmines – a buffer zone between North and South Korea.  North Korea first recorded ASF in May,and the South created border fences to keep it out.last_img read more