August 27, 2018 / 10:31 AM / a year ago

South Korea tightens quarantine after African swine fever found in Chinese foods

SEOUL (Reuters) -

//South Korea’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it has ramped up quarantine measures at airports after African swine fever (ASF) was detected in Chinese foods brought by a South Korean traveler

//The ministry said in a statement the South Korean traveler brought in processed pork products from China and reported them to authorities; however, the possibility of spreading is low because the foods were heat-treated

Reporting By Jane Chung; Editing by Tom Hogue

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