Amid mounting concerns over the spread of African swine fever, South Korea's quarantine authorities confirmed that two wild boars found dead on Friday had traces of the virus.
Seoul's environment ministry says one of several boars found dead in Cheorwon, 90 kilometers north of Seoul, had the virus, marking the first time that the virus has been found in Gangwon-do Province.
The virus was also confirmed in another wild boar that was found in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do Province.
The two boars were found within the civilian access control area near the border with North Korea.
South Korea has confirmed 14 cases of African swine fever at local pig farms since mid-September.