African swine fever reaches Shanghai

Science & Health

“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.

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  • 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.