Yonhap News AgencyDecember 30, 2013 20:03
SEJONG, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- A close examination of a suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in South Korea was a false alarm, the government said Tuesday.
"The reported FMD case has tested negative for the disease," the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said.
A small farm with 13 heads of cattle in Yeongcheon, some 340 kilometers south of Seoul, had reported the case to the authorities on Monday.
FMD, also known as hoof-and-mouth disease, is an infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including pigs, deer and sheep.