Pigs on a farm in Liaoning province, China. Photo: Reuters

African swine fever set to claim a quarter of world’s pig population

  • While the disease does not spread to humans, it is virtually 100 per cent fatal once embedded in pig populations
  • The outbreak in China has been particularly serious, with as many as 100 million pigs lost already according to the country’s official declared inventory
Topic |   African swine fever

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Pigs on a farm in Liaoning province, China. Photo: Reuters
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