Caixin
Nov 15, 2018 06:28 PM
ENVIRONMENT

China Blames Spread of Deadly Pig Disease on ‘Lawless Elements’ and Dirty Vehicles

Unhygienic transportation of pigs and “lawless elements” that ignore restrictions on swine movement are to blame for the spread of deadly African swine fever across China, authorities said Wednesday.

Seventeen provincial-level areas have been hit by the disease, which does not affect humans but can be fatal to infected pigs, the Agriculture, Transport and Public Security ministries said in a rare joint statement.

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