中英對照讀新聞》Gyeonggi Province going all out to prevent ASF entry 韓京畿道全力防阻非洲豬瘟入侵
Gyeonggi Province, some of whose towns border North Korea, is endeavoring to guard against the possible influx of African swine fever as the animal epidemic recently broke out in the North.
Last week, the North reported the outbreak of the disease at a farm in its northern Jagang Province bordering China to the World Organization for Animal Health. "We’ve beefed up monitoring of three border towns － Gimpo, Paju and Yeoncheon," a provincial official said Monday.
Chances are low the infection spreads via wild pigs（from the North）to the towns as a double row of barbed-wire fences are installed between the two Koreas, and yet infected carcasses may drift to the areas via the Imjin and Han rivers or the West Sea, the official said.
Although African swine fever is not harmful to people, its fatality rate is 100 percent to pigs, with no cure currently available.