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Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads in North Korea

The World Organization for Animal Health says deadly foot-and-mouth disease has spread to another farm in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. In an e-mail to VOA's Korean service Wednesday, the organization said at least six pigs were slaughtered January 16 after an outbreak of the disease in Sunan Village. The new foot-and mouth outbreak in Pyongyang was of Type-O, the same class that had affected a pig farm in Pyongyang on January 8. The first outbreak resulted in the death of...

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