SEOUL, March 6 South Korea has downgraded its
foot-and-mouth disease level by one notch from the maximum level
as no new cases have emerged for about a month, Seoul's
agriculture ministry said on Monday.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said in
a statement that no new outbreaks have been reported for 21
days. The ministry said it will continue to disinfect farms to
contain the virus and monitor the situation closely.
A first case of the disease this winter was confirmed on
Feb. 6 and followed by several other confirmed cases, prompting
the country to raise its alert status for the illness to the
(Reporting by Jane Chung; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)