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  1. WHO seeks more tests as 27 dead from pig bacteria

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... infected pigs were slaughtered and sold- and some people even dug up dead pigs and sold them. It said the police found two dead pigs and a sick one on a tricycle last Sunday- bought by pig vendor Chen Ping for 50 yuan each. The police ordered Chen to bury the pigs. Chen complied but dug up the dead pigs the next day and sold them to another town for 480 yuan. The newspaper said ...

  2. Farmers panic as deadly pig virus spreads to 22 provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the Ministry of Agriculture's veterinary department, said the disease had infected 45,858 pigs in 289 locations in 194 counties, killing 18,597. Another 5,778 pigs were culled, he said. Mr Jia said the outbreak caused panic among pig farmers but denied it was the direct reason for a rise in pork prices. He said the mainland had identified blue-ear disease, or porcine reproductive ...

  3. Dead infected pigs dug up and sold for eating

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Outbreak in Sichuan has so far killed 27 and left 131 sick Pigs infected with a deadly bacteria have been dug up and sold for human consumption, according ... to prevent infected pork from entering the market, the Chongqing Evening News yesterday revealed that people were digging up dead pigs and selling them. It said the police found two dead pigs ...

  4. Elderly man tests positive for deadly pig-borne disease

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey An elderly man has become the sixth victim of the pig-borne Streptococcus suis bacteria this year, the Centre of Health Protection said yesterday. The 72-year-old man ... of animal or human streptococcal infections there, the spokesman said. Streptococcus suis is a potentially fatal pig-borne disease. Farmers, abattoir workers, meat vendors, cooks and housewives ...

  5. Virus plan targets pigs

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Agricultural officers aim to have all pigs vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis by next summer as part of a crackdown on hygiene at piggeries in the face of a record number of cases of the deadly disease. The time frame was announced yesterday by Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Thomas Chan Chun-yuen. 'Our target is to have all pigs ...

  6. Lessons from Sars show pig flu damage likely to be small

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland To judge from some of yesterday's media reports about the Mexican pig flu outbreak, you would think that humanity is heading irreversibly for a pandemic more fatal ... of course, early days to be drawing firm conclusions about the impact of pig flu. There is simply too little information at this stage. However, the initial signs are that although the disease ...

  7. Pig farms under the spotlight in mosquito hunt

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee New monitoring system to look for carriers of Japanese encephalitis More than 300 pig farms in Hong Kong and the Mai Po wetland will be monitored for Culex mosquitoes, the carriers of deadly Japanese encephalitis. The monitoring system, to be introduced by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in October, will cover other high-risk sites in the New ...

  8. Truth hard to find in pig virus debate

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... and dead pigs must be much higher. 'There are a lot of pigs in China, some 500 million,' says Dr McOrist, 'and a few hundred thousand infected pigs would not impact the supply ... pig stocks on the mainland, facts are hard to come by. And they say Beijing is not being upfront about the virus, which has swept the country for the past year. The central authorities say ...

  9. Slum pigs to blame for India's fatal outbreak of encephalitis

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... the past month- but pigs that roam the region's slums must share the blame. Half a kilometre from BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur- where most of the victims have died- are the slums where low-caste Hindu families rear pigs and live in unimaginably filthy conditions. The pigs are never given food or drink by their impoverished owners. Instead, the animals root among rotten vegetable ...

  10. Second virus case in pigs worries minister

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The health minister said yesterday that he was worried about the possibility of massive swine flu outbreaks in pig farms after the virus was discovered for the second time on a local farm on Thursday. 'Pigs live intimately on farms,' Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said. 'We are worried that they might infect each other easily. ...




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