China's pig market on lockdown as African swine fever spreads

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China's pig market on lockdown as African swine fever spreads

Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:17 am

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09- ... er-spreads

A series of African Swine Fever outbreaks in China is “here to stay,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday, adding that it could spread to neighboring countries in Asia.

On Wednesday, the FAO assembled an emergency meeting in Bangkok consisting of health experts, government officials, and industry participants from China and surrounding countries to develop a regional response to east Asia’s first outbreak of the disease.

While the virus is not a direct threat to humans, it is extremely contagious and has a high mortality rate among pigs, and can have a devastating economic impact on meat producers.

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