North Korea asked the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to assist in tackling the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the country. According to the news agency, KCNA, the country has already destroyed more than 10,000 head of cattle and pigs.
The most widespread is an acute viral disease was in Pyongyang, the provinces of Hwanghae and Gangwon.
Foot and mouth disease found in cooperative farms, dairy and pig farms. To implement emergency measures to deal with the disease in the country, a special committee, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Kim Hee cancer.
In areas caught in the spread of the disease, quarantined, disinfection. In markets and stores stopped selling meat of cattle, according to ITAR-TASS.
Previously, the most serious in recent years FMD epidemic broke out in neighboring South Korea — this dangerous disease were infected millions of animals on the farms of the country.
The government refused vaccination, which would have cost $ 60 million. Instead of potential FMD peddlers decided to just destroy.
Moreover, among the dead animals were, as the experts say, and healthy. In the queue for slaughter were pigs and cattle, to the protests of farmers and environmentalists Korean authorities did not listen.