Unidentified illness kills over 300 pigs in China
An unidentified animal illness has spread near two
southern Chinese cities, infecting at least 1,300 pigs and killing over
This news made headlines in several Hong Kong newspapers.
disease struck in Yunfu City in the South of the province of Guangdong about
four weeks ago. Gaoyao City is said to be infected too.
reported that some pigs had developed symptoms such as fever and lack of
appetite and died.
Due to the news, pork
traders in Hong Kong have stopped importing pigs from a township in Guangdong
The deputy chairman of the Pork Traders' General
Association of Hong Kong, said, "Pigs to be exported are branded to show where
they come from. This will allow the Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine of China to track down the source of infected pigs
easily and ban them from being exported."
No human infections have
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