Japan Culls Livestock after Hog Cholera Outbreak
Published:13 Sep.2018    Source:Phys.org
A farm in central Japan saw 80 pigs die last week after catching the highly-contagious disease. Early tests showed negative results for classical swine fever, as the illness is officially known.
The government has set up a team of specialists to analyze possible infection routes, the agricultural ministry said in a statement. Tokyo halted pork exports after the outbreak was confirmed. The disease continues to rage in many parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America.