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African swine fever reaches Shanghai

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“African swine fever (AFS) has now spread to Shanghai, infecting 50 of one farm’s 314 pigs and killing 11, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs confirmed Saturday,” reports Caixin.

‘Very complicated and very tough’ — China’s African swine fever challenge

  • In other regional disease news, the South China Morning Post reports on research that shows that about 1 percent of rats in the Hong Kong area carry the hepatitis E virus. On Monday, a 70-year-old became the second Hongkonger to contract the virus from a rodent.
Jeremy Goldkorn

Jeremy Goldkorn worked in China for 20 years as an editor and entrepreneur. He is editor-in-chief of SupChina, and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast.

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