Beijing officials deny outbreak
According to the municipal health bureau, there is no
outbreak of disease caused by pork dishes in China's capital,
Zhao Chunhi, deputy hear of the bureau dismissed the report circulating
through text messages which says Chinese pork has been contaminated with a virus
that can cause a serious disease.
The text message apparently read: "Don't eat pork! Pork in Beijing has
been contaminated by a virus that can cause pyogenic encephalitis."
Zhao dismissed another rumor that officials of major hospitals in
Beijing had held an emergency meeting on the issue.
"It's simply not true," said Zhao, adding that Pork sold in Beijing has
to meet strict standards and is perfectly fit for consumption.
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