Thursday, December 27, 2018

More swine fever in China

More outbreaks of African Swine Fever have hit the Chinese hog industry, bringing the total since August to 92.

And quarantine zones set up to prevent the spread of the highly-contagious and deadly disease have cut off some hog supplies for Hong Kong and Macau.

Eighteen of the 154 mainland hog farms that normally supply Hong Kong and Macau have stopped shipping.

There is no known cure for the disease and there is no vaccine to immunize herds.