Cholera leads to culling of 546 hogs in Japan, exports haltedStaff Writer | September 10, 2018
The outbreak of swine fever at a central Japan farm, which was confirmed over the weekend, has led to the culling and burying of 546 hogs and a halt in pork exports from across Japan to contain the infection, authorities said Monday.
Asia The shipment ban is expected to be in place for at least three months
At the farm in the city of Gifu, around 140 pigs have died over the past week due to the disease, also known as hog cholera, which does not affect humans even if meat from an infected animal is consumed.
With all the dead pigs buried at the farm by Monday morning, the disinfection of the facility is planned to be completed by Tuesday. ■