Pig infected with African swine fever washes up in Taiwan

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Published November 15, 2019, 4:33 PM

By Agence France-Presse

A floating dead pig infected with African swine fever washed up in Taiwan last week, according to a UN report, which also recorded a fresh mainland China outbreak and an attempt to illegally transport infected pigs.

The swine fever outbreak has decimated China’s pig herd and sent pork prices soaring (AFP Photo/WANG Zhao/MANILA BULLETIN)

China’s swine herd has been devastated by the outbreak of the disease, first reported by the government in August last year.

An update on the crisis from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations dated Thursday said the dead pig was found floating on November 6 near Taiwan’s Xiaojinmen Island — also known as Lieyu — close to the mainland

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