China tightens pork slaughter rules

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China has added another rule to stop the spread of African Swine Fever following a new outbreak on a 73,000-head farm.

Now all pork slaughtering and processing plants will need to conduct a virus blood test before they ship products to market.

The latest outbreak is at the largest hog-farming operation so far. There have been more than 90 outbreaks, many of them in herds of only a few pigs, since the first case in August.

There is world-wide concern about the situation in China because this is a deadly disease that has no cure and no vaccine for prevention. It does not harm humans.

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