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Montevideo, February 23rd 2019 - 12:59 UTC

Tag: swine fever

  • Tuesday, January 29th 2019 - 09:31 UTC

    African swine fever scare in Europe; Denmark builds a 70km fence in the border with Germany

    There are fears that African swine fever, which has been found in two dead wild boar in Belgium, could threaten Denmark's huge pig industry

    Denmark has started building a 70km fence along its border with Germany in an effort to control the migration of wild boar. There are fears that African swine fever, which has been found in two dead wild boars in Belgium, could threaten Denmark's huge pig industry. If the disease spreads, it could jeopardize almost US$ 1.7bn in pork-product exports from Denmark.

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    African swine fever in China: fourth outbreak in a 2.000kms radius in three weeks

    Authorities have already culled more than 20,000 animals in an attempt to halt the spread of the highly contagious disease, which was first reported three weeks ago

    China which is home to the world’s largest pig herd, reported its fourth outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on Thursday, with more than 400 pigs infected as the disease entered a fourth province, fanning worries about its rapid spread. The infection killed 340 hogs on three farms in the coastal city of Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement.