Police in protective suits at a checkpoint on a road leading to a farm owned by Hebei Dawu Group where African swine fever was detected, in Hebei province, China. Photo: Reuters

United States to start pig testing to stop spread of fatal Africa swine fever that has ravaged China

  • If it is detected in the US, it could halt shipments in the US$6.5 billion American pork export market at a time when the industry already faces tariffs imposed by China and Mexico
  • African swine fever kills almost all pigs infected, though it is not harmful to people. There is no vaccine or cure
Topic |   China food safety

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Police in protective suits at a checkpoint on a road leading to a farm owned by Hebei Dawu Group where African swine fever was detected, in Hebei province, China. Photo: Reuters
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