Seoul targets wild boar for African swine fever control

Seoul targets wild boar for African swine fever control

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Snipers deployed to shoot wild boar along border between North, South Korea

As the number of wild boar known to be infected with the ASF virus reaches nine, the Republic of Korea is employing more intense measures to stop the disease spreading. All the infected animals have been detected in the forest area of the Demilitarized Zone that forms the border with North Korea, where ASF is believed to be widespread.