A deadly pig disease found for the first time in China in early August has quickly spread across the country, with officials declaring the fifth case in a month. Health officials battling to halt the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) have already culled more than 25,000 pigs to try to halt its movement through the world's largest pork producer. The highly contagious viral disease cannot be caught by humans, but is often fatal to pigs and impossible to vaccinate against.
African Swine Fever (ASF) has struck again in China – once more in a different province. This time, an outbreak was reported on 3 farms near Wenzhou in Zhejiang province. The new outbreak is located in a town called Yueqing, at about 500 km south of Shanghai at the coast, and more than 900 km south of where the 3rd case of ASF was detected. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reported that in total 430 pigs had been exposed to the virus, of which 340 had died.
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China was reported on Friday, August 3, reported the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The virus was reportedly first identified on August 1: The outbreak was located in the northeast part of the country, in the city Shenyang, district of Shenbei New, in the province Liaoning, SHIC said in a news release. This is a swine dense area 130 miles (208km) of the North Korean border.
Межгосударственные связи и отношения в области ветеринарии находятся в компетенции специализированных международных организаций, в частности, Всемирной организации здоровья животных* (World Organization for Animal Health), FАО (Food and Agricultural Organization), a также Всемирной организации здравоохранения (ВОЗ, World Health Organization).
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