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Hog cholera: Japan culls 753 hogs to contain its own swine fever

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 16, 2019
Japanese officials have culled 753 pigs in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo after detecting an outbreak of swine fever.
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The cull, which took place on Saturday, was necessary after it was determined that pigs raised in the prefecture for shipment to central Japan were infected, the Yomiuri said.

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Saitama also decided to halt shipments from two other pig farms in the area of the outbreak, the Yomiuri said.

The fever detected in Japan is a different strain from the deadly African swine fever that China has been battling, Japan's agriculture ministry has previously said.

The disease found in Gifu is also known as hog cholera. It occurs among pigs, wild boar and is not infectious for humans.