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A mysterious disease breaks out in North Korea

A mysterious disease breaks out in North Korea

North Korea has reported the outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic in an agricultural region.

This news aggravates this isolated state even more, as it faces food shortages and a wave of coronavirus infections.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent medicine to the western city of Haeju on Wednesday to help patients facing an "acute enteric epidemic," the state-run KCNA news agency said, without giving details of the number affected. and without identifying the disease.

The term enteric refers to the gastrointestinal tract (Digestive System).

"Kim has stressed the need to stop the epidemic as soon as possible, taking quarantine measures for suspected cases," KCNA said.