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African swine fever kills nearly 30,000 pigs in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Tens of thousands of pigs have died from African swine fever in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, officials said Thursday, the first time the virus has been detected in the country. The disease has devastated swine herds in China and elsewhere in Asia, and initially Indonesia authorities …

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China unveils plan to boost pork production

Beijing, China | AFP | China will free up as much land as possible to restore pork production to pre-swine fever levels — including areas designated pig-free zones for environmental reasons, the agriculture ministry said Friday. Authorities outlined a three-year plan to boost its pig-breeding facilities in a bid to restore …

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Police block Kabale pork dealers protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-riot police on Wednesday foiled a demonstration of over 40 pork dealers in Kabale district who were demanding for the immediate lifting of the quarantine. In September veterinary authorities in Kabale and Rubanda districts imposed a quarantine following an outbreak of the African swine …

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African swine fever outbreak reported in Kyenjojo district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An outbreak of African swine fever has been confirmed in Kyenjojo district. According to the District Veterinary Officer, Dr Godfrey Kahuta, the movement and slaughtering of pigs in the district have been banned for the next three months to contain the disease. Kahuta, notes …

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