Disease Ravages Chinese Pig Population

“Chinese officials have been tracking a mysterious illness in pigs since summer 2006, when more than 2 million pigs fell ill and 400,000 of them died,” reports the Washington Post. This year China confirmed “that blue ear pig disease was the cause.” China is moving to stop the epidemic “by quarantining and slaughtering the affected pigs.” (See the Stats of the Week.) The “reproductive and respiratory illness … is highly fatal in pigs but … so far does not seem to pose danger to humans.” [View article]

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