Pigs are transported to a slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong. The African swine fever outbreak continues to spread north of the border. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong must act now to prevent African swine fever virus from crossing into local farms

  • The virus may not harm humans, but could be devastating to the local pork industry and wild pig population
  • Informal imports of pork products are a major concern, and early reporting of suspected cases will be essential
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Pigs are transported to a slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui, Hong Kong. The African swine fever outbreak continues to spread north of the border. Photo: Edmond So
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