3/28/2011

About $1 million worth of equipment and vaccines is needed to contain the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in North Korea, where eight provinces have documented cases of the fatal animal disease, according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization. In South Korea, officials say the FMD outbreak there is largely under control, but health officials continue to cope with new cases of bird flu after culling 6.27 million birds on 269 farms since the first case was reported on Dec. 29.

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