May 17, 2022

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North Korea taking “emergency” steps amid African swine flu outbreak: Rodong

Party daily reports on nationwide efforts to prevent outbreak of "highly contagious viral disease"

The North Korean government has taken "emergency" anti-epidemic measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the country's ruling party organ reported on Wednesday, though did not go into detail about the real extent of the outbreak.

The report, carried by the Rodong Sinmun, comes less than two weeks after the DPRK notified the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that it had detected several cases of ASF on a farm in Jagang province, on the country's border with China.