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Jan 24, 2019 07:43 PM
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Two Farms Blamed for Covering Up Swine Fever Outbreaks

A pig is vaccinated on a farm in Henan province on Aug. 10, 2018. There is no vaccine for African swine fever. Photo: VCG
A pig is vaccinated on a farm in Henan province on Aug. 10, 2018. There is no vaccine for African swine fever. Photo: VCG

Two Chinese pig farms housing tens of thousands of animals have been blamed for mismanaging and attempting to conceal African swine fever cases.

The farms, located in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province and East China’s Jiangsu province, failed to report African swine fever cases promptly and intentionally broke rules aimed at controlling the spread of the deadly disease, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a report published last week, which didn’t identify the owners of the farms. The Heilongjiang and Jiangsu farms were home to around 73,000 and 69,000 pigs respectively.

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