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Farmer's Weekly (South Africa) - - Weekly News Wrap -

African swine fever (ASF) has, for the first time, been de­tected in Chi­nese pig feed. The Tan­gren­shen Group said in a state­ment that the dis­ease had been found in feed sam­ples. While it spread rapidly and cre­ated high mor­tal­ity rates among pigs, it did not pose a risk to pub­lic health, the state­ment said.

The con­tam­i­nated feed was dis­cov­ered dur­ing in­spec­tions af­ter an out­break of ASF on a farm in the eastern prov­ince of An­hui. The ori­gin of the dis­ease re­mained un­clear and was un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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