South Korea confirmed Monday three more outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), as the country struggles to rein in the rapid spread of the highly contagious disease affecting cloven-hoofed animals.

The latest outbreaks were reported from a pig farm in the port city of Incheon and two cattle farms in Cheongsong, North Gyeongsang Province and Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, despite previous quarantine efforts there, according to the agriculture ministry.

Over 3,000 head of cattle were culled in a bid to stop the spread of the disease that prompted the authorities to resort to vaccination of cattle.

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