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Changhua Raises African Swine Fever Alert

by 5m Editor
3 December 2007, at 10:49am

CHINA - Animal and livestock disease control authorities in Changhua County raised an alert on Thursday against a possible outbreak of African swine fever that has reportedly wreaked havoc on hog farms in northern China recently.

Officials at the Animal Disease Control Center of Changhua County quoted foreign news wire services as reporting that an outbreak of a disease similar to African swine fever has been reported at hog farms in areas of northern China's Heilongjiang Province, bordering Russia.

Russia has reportedly reinforced its controls along the border with China in a bid to keep the hog disease at bay.

Changhua officials urged hog farm operators in the county and the rest of the country to strengthen disease prevention measures and to avoid inviting their Chinese counterparts to visit local farms or livestock markets.

They also called for members of Taiwan's public not to purchase pork and pork products from unknown sources.

Source: TaipeiTimes

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