China orders mass vaccinations against disease
China has ordered pork farmers to carry out mass
vaccinations after a mysterious outbreak killed over 300 pigs in southern
province of Guangdong.
The agriculture ministry says it has urged increased
vaccinations for Classical
Swine Fever (CSF), pig rash and swine
and called on animal
medical factories to increase production of medicines.
was issued after up to 300 pigs died over the last 10 days from a mystery
disease that saw the pigs stop eating, develop fevers and begin
It is said that at least 1,300 animals were
Local newspapers suggested that the disease was spread
after deadly ill pigs had been dumped in a river.
â€¢ Unidentified illness kills over 300 pigs in China (7 May
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