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Hong Kong kills 5,600 pigs after African swine fever discovered at farm

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Hong Kong authorities ordered the killing of round 5,600 pigs on Thursday after the African swine fever (ASF) virus was discovered at a farm. ASF was found at a pig farm in Lau Fau Shan after workers took samples from 37 pigs for testing.

 

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Division (AFCD) mentioned it could organize for the cleansing and disinfection of the farm, monitor native pig farms carefully, and conduct checks if mandatory. The division has notified the World Organisation for Animal Well being (WOAH) and is investigating the supply of the virus.

ASF is a extremely infectious and extreme hemorrhagic illness of pigs, which is usually deadly. The illness impacts each home pigs and wild boars. The animals get signs like excessive fever, rashes, anemia, and elevated pulse and respiration charges, usually resulting in demise inside 4 to seven days after signs seem.

The virus has been recognized for over a century, first described in 1921 in Kenya. It remained throughout the African continent till it reached Europe in 1957. Since then, there have been a number of outbreaks throughout completely different continents.

The unfold has been tough to regulate and has led to the killing of thousands and thousands of pigs worldwide. When ASF is found at a farm, all animals -sick and healthy- are killed. Their our bodies are then destroyed.

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