African swine fever hits China herds

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Fighting and African swine fever. Outbreak that could potentially devastate herds the, disease only affects pigs wild. Boar but it is highly contagious China is the world's largest producer of pork producing as many as six hundred million pigs annually pork is also a staple of the Chinese diet accounting for more. Than sixty percent of animal. Protein N- consumed the appearance of the disease comes as China seeks to shift pig-rearing from farm yards to vast breeding operations. Where waste and the spread of disease, can be better controlled for. Now contaminated areas are being disinfected to block the spread of the disease to other farms African swine fever outbreaks have also been reported in the European Union chiefly in the Baltics Poland and Romania

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