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    6 additional ASF-infected wild boars found in Gangwon-do
    Enter reporter's name Gu Bon-ho 2021.01.18 Comments

    According to the Ministry of Environment's National Academy of Environmental Sciences, two wild boar dead bodies were found in a hill in Owol-ri, Seomyeon, Chuncheon-si on the 15th at around 9:30 am on the same day. One wild boar was discovered. On the 14th, residents in Dumu-ri, Nam-myeon, Yanggu, reported the dead body of a wild boar. As a result of the inspection of the specimens by the quarantine authorities, all were confirmed as ASF at around 6 pm on the 17th. All were buried. In addition, clinical and detailed tests will be conducted on 9 farms (7 in Hwacheon, 1 in Chuncheon, and 1 in Yanggu) within the quarantine zone (10 km). As a result, a total of 501 confirmed cases of ASF in Tokyo (Hwacheon 348 cases, Inje 42 cases, Yanggu 36 cases, Cheorwon 34 cases, Chuncheon 27 cases, Yeongwol 8 cases, Goseong 4 cases, Yangyang 2 cases).

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    Eight additional ASF-infected wild boars found in Gangwon-do
    Reporter Lee Seung-eun Input 2021.02.19 Comment 0

    According to Gangwon-do on the 19th, a search team from the Ministry of Environment found three dead wild boars in the hills of Suin-ri, Yanggu-eup, Yanggu-gun and Dumuri-ri, Nam-myeon on the 16th to 17th, and as a result of conducting a specimen examination, they were diagnosed with ASF on the 18th. Also, a search team found three wild boars infected with ASF. In Damok-ri, Sangseo-myeon, Hwacheon-gun and Yasan, Dongchon-ri, Hwacheon-eup, nearby residents found and reported 1 each of the dead wild boars on the 16th, and the quarantine authorities tested positive for ASF on the 18th. It was confirmed that it came out.

    There were 10 farmhouses within 10 km of the quarantine zone at the point (4 in Hwacheon, 3 in Chuncheon, 2 in Cheorwon, and 1 in Yanggu), and fell by 9.6 km from at least 7.2 km from the point of occurrence. There were no specific matters as a result of the quarantine. The quarantine authorities plan to conduct clinical and detailed inspections on the farms in the future, and designate exclusive disinfection vehicles such as the area of ​​detection points and farms to perform extensive disinfection.

    Meanwhile, the number of wild boar ASF outbreaks in the province increased to 588 (360 Hwacheon, 77 Chuncheon, 56 Inje, 40 Yanggu, 35 Cheolwon, 8 Yeongwol, 7 Yangyang, 4 Goseong, and 1 Gangneung). Lee Seung-eun


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      Four dead wild boars infected with ASF in Chuncheon and Hwacheon were found... 709 cases accumulated
      Article Registration :2021-03-29 09:00

      According to the provincial quarantine authorities on the 29th, it was confirmed that four wild boars found in Owol-ri, Seomyeon, Chuncheon-si and Daei-ri, Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun, were infected with the ASF virus on the 26th.

      In the quarantine zone (10 km) near the dead wild boar bodies found in these areas, 7408 pig farms were found to be rearing.

      The quarantine authorities prohibit visiting farms within 10 km of nearby quarantine zones where wild boars infected with ASF were found. The number of ASF-infected wild boar mortality in Tokyo was totaled 709 cases.

      Currently, the number of ASF-infected wild boars by region in Gangwon-do is 115 in Chuncheon, 2 in Gangneung, 10 in Yeongwol, 35 in Cheorwon, 405 in Hwacheon, 66 in Yanggu, 64 in Inje, 4 in Goseong, and 8 in Yangyang...


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        Hwacheon, the largest number of ASF nationwide, emergency cut off in the spread of the whole country
        Reporter Lee Soo-young input 2021.04.05 407 positive individuals in 5 towns and cities
        Military, residents and climbers request to refrain from entering the mountain

        The spread of ASF (African swine fever) in the border area, Hwacheon area, is not declining, and an emergency has been taken to block and quarantine.

        According to Hwacheon-gun, there have been 2482 wild boars captured or found dead in the region since last year, of which 407 were found to be benign. The number of confirmed positive individuals was more than Yeoncheon-gun (382) and Paju-si (98). It is the largest in many countries. Even on the 31st of last month, a female wild boar found in Pungsan-ri, Hwacheon-eup was found to be positive for ASF on the 1st, showing no signs of calming down.

        In particular, ASF is straining the quarantine authorities even more in that it occurs throughout the Hwacheon area. ,Sanae-myeon (Damok-ri, Myeongwol-ri), etc.

        The concerns of local pig farms are also great. Farmers said, "As the COVID-19 situation has prolonged, interest and awareness of ASF seems to have decreased." I hope it will not be repeated.”

        The military is paying attention to the possibility of ASF transmission by humans and vehicles, such as search teams, as well as birds and other wild animals around dead bodies. In addition, while requesting the residents and climbers to refrain from entering the mountain, trapping wild boars caught in the spawning season is being noted. They are working hard to reinforce them.

        A military official said, “Pig farms are still experiencing great pain,” and “As dead wild boars are found everywhere, we advise you to refrain from entering the mountain.”