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Undiagnosed Porcine Disease In China

by 5m Editor
4 September 2006, at 10:33am

CHINA - An outbreak of an unknown pig disease has occurred in some mid-sized and small farms and farming households in some parts of China's South this summer, according to a report on ChinaNews.com.

A spokesperson from the News Office of China's Ministry of Agriculture said today that the number of cases has already been substantially reduced and the disease situation is easing.

This kind of pig disease is mainly characterized by high fever and is called "Pig High Fever Disease." In recent years during the hot and humid season, it has appeared numerous times in regions of the South.

After the disease outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture sent expert teams and work teams to disease-affected regions to diagnose the disease and guide local prevention and control work. Laboratory tests have ruled out zoonotic disease. At the same time, using OIE-recommended detection methods, African Swine Fever has been ruled out.

The Ministry of Agriculture requests that all locales organize veterinary personnel to go deep into local areas to guide farming households in disinfection, isolation, and other comprehensive prevention and control measures, and undertake immunization against identified pathogens.

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