Hog Disease Spreads in China

A contagious hog disease in China that last year killed up to a million pigs, and contributed to rising pork prices, has been blamed on the “Blue Ear” virus. Daniel Schearf reports from Beijing. China’s top veterinarian Jia Youling told reporters the highly pathogenic disease, “Blue Ear,” is to blame for most of the pig deaths last year. The high fever disease is formally known as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome. Full Story

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