Switzerland: Over 1,000 pigs to be slaughtered due to disease

19-12-2011 | |

In Lucerne, Switzerland over a 1,000 pigs will be heading for slaughter following the discovery of a respiratory disease, with 200 already culled.

Reports state that meat being tainted with the disease or a risk of the disease affecting humans is not possible.
 
The disease which could end up leading to pneumonia, has so far affected 12 farms in Lucerne.
 

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