blue ear disease

China Denies Cover-Up of Pig Disease – AFP

From AFP: China denied Monday it tried to cover up a pig disease that has killed tens of thousands of pigs in China and insisted that outbreaks in Vietnam and Myanmar did not come from the country. “The Chinese government has strict regulations on the reporting of epidemics and their disclosure,” said Li Jinxiang, deputy […]

Pig Disease in China Worries the World – Ariana Eunjung Cha

From the Washington Post: ….Moving rapidly from one farm to the next, the virus has been devastating pig communities throughout China for more than a year, wiping out entire herds, driving pork prices up nearly 87 percent in a year and helping push the country’s inflation rate to its highest levels since 1996. …China says […]

US Company to Export Pork to China – Mike Shepard

It appears the disease ravaging China’s porcine population has led the world’s largest pork-producing country to strike an import deal with the world’s largest pork processing company. From the Washington Post’s Washbiz Blog: An outbreak of a deadly disease among Chinese pigs has created a business opportunity for Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, which today announced an […]

Hog Disease Spreads in China – Daniel Schearf

Rising pork prices have brought attention to the pig health crisis in China. Over 46,000 pigs in 22 provinces have been infected with “Blue Ear” disease, the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, this year. Chinese health agencies are working to find a vaccine, but the Voice of America contends that the Chinese government has been […]

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