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...

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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