pig disease

Drawing the News: Life of Pig

As thousands more pig carcasses are fished out of the Huangpu River, a major source of water to Shanghai’s 23 million residents, government officials have failed to quell the public’s fears. The Shanghai Agricultural Commission...

5,916 Dead Pigs Descend on Shanghai by River (Updated)

An armada of over 3,300 [update: 5,916] dead pigs drifted down the Huangpu river towards Shanghai over the weekend, prompting a major clean-up operation. Some of the animals are said to have frozen to death; some are apparently...

China villagers ignorant of pig disease – Nick Mackie

From The BBC News: Once through the toll booths on the main highway, the first roadside billboard in Sichuan is somewhat surprising. It tells incoming drivers they are entering a “disease free zone”, a model for the nation. But far from being disease free, this area has become a death zone. A disease caused by […]

Pig disease in China worries UN – Lawrence K. Altman

From The International Herald Tribune: The World Health Organization has urged China to conduct more tests to clarify perplexing aspects of the largest outbreak in humans of a bacterial pig disease, including why the death rate among patients has been unusually high. China has reported that the disease, caused by Streptococcus suis bacteria, infected 206 […]



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