Shandong bans live hogs

Source:Reuters Published: 2018/8/27 23:18:40

East China's Shandong Province said it has banned live hogs and related products from areas of high risk for African swine fever (ASF) from entering the province, in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly disease across the world's largest herd.

The province will strengthen inspection and quarantine involving the slaughtering of hogs and step up checks on live hogs and products being transported within the region, Shandong's animal husbandry bureau said in a statement on its website on Sunday.

China discovered another outbreak of the highly contagious disease on Thursday, its fourth since the country's first outbreak was reported on August 3.

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