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Hong Kong kills 1900 pigs after second African swine fever case

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Hong Kong has killed virtually two thousand pigs after confirming a second case of African swine fever (ASF) in a month.


The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Division (AFCD) killed 1900 pigs from one herd on November 25 after the virus was found at a neighbourhood pig farm.

Animals on the pig farm at Lau Fau Shan, within the rural Yuen Lengthy space, were examined optimistically for the ASF virus primarily based on samples taken from 62 pigs. Earlier this month, authorities killed around 5,600 pigs after detecting an ASF outbreak at a farm in Yuen Lengthy.

ASF is an extremely contagious viral illness that impacts farm and wild pigs. It might probably trigger lack of urge for food, haemorrhages, and excessive fever and might result in demise within 2-10 days. The virus could cause 100% mortality in acute circumstances.

When the virus is detected in pigs on a farm, all animals -sick or healthy- are instantly killed.

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