China has three more African Swine Fever cases

A worker sprays disinfectant near a sealed off pig farm after the latest incident of African swine flu outbreak on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing's tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been reported by Chinese authorities this week.

The government says the herds have been eliminated and quarantine zones established.

The country has been struggling to contain the disease since the first outbreak in August.

Canadians are urged to be on high biosecurity alert because the disease is deadly, highly contagious and can be spread by any pork product.

That includes meal leftovers fed to pigs and rendered pig parts used as feed.

There is no treatment.

It can wipe out an entire herd within 10 days without showing any clinical signs.

It is no threat to human health.

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