Swine fever still spreading in China

African Swine Fever continues to spread in China with two cases over the weekend and another today.

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African Swine Fever continues to spread in China with two cases over the weekend and another today.

That brings the total to 50.

Today’s outbreak was at a small farm with 110 pigs in Hunan province in the south.

Canadians in the pork industry are advised to be on high alert for the disease which is deadly, cannot be cured and for which there is no vaccine.

In China it has now shown up in 14 provinces and municipalities since the first outbreak early in August.

The government in Beijing has banned the feeding of kitchen waste to pigs, stepped up controls on transportation of live animals, and ordered a crackdown on slaughterhouses processing sick pigs, among other efforts aimed at controlling the spread of the disease.

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