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WHO says 'we cannot let our guard down' after China pigs study

June 30, 2020 5:58 PM

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation will "read carefully" a Chinese study on a new flu virus found in pigs, a spokesman said on Tuesday (June 30), saying the findings underscored the importance of influenza surveillance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vietnam culls 2.5m pigs to halt African swine fever outbreak

June 19, 2019 5:00 AM

HANOI • Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province in the country, a ministry official said yesterday.

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

May 10, 2019 10:47 PM

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong government confirmed an African swine fever case on Friday (May 10) night, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders.

Up to 200m pigs to be culled or die from swine fever in China: Rabobank

April 12, 2019 2:44 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Up to 200 million pigs could be culled or die from being infected as African swine fever spreads through China, Rabobank said, by far the highest such forecast yet and underscoring the gravity of the epidemic in the world's top pork producer.

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