Japan reports first swine fever in 26 years, not AfricanStaff Writer |
Asia Swine fever occurs among pigs and wild boar
Japan's agriculture ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed the country's first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years and suspended exports of pork and wild boar meat.
Swine fever occurs among pigs and wild boar, and is not infectious to humans, the ministry said in a statement.
African swine fever was detected in China in early August and has been found in 18 farms or abattoirs in six provinces, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ■
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