Second case of African swine fever found in pig in Hong Kong, sparking cull of 4,700 animals and closure of slaughterhouse

A government-owned slaughterhouse will be closed for the second time in a month from Friday night following the latest case of African swine fever, with 4,700 animals to be culled.Health authorities detected the virus in a dead pig at Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse, health chief Sophia Chan Siu-chee said.The pig had been imported from a farm in Meizhou city, Guangdong province.The facility, which provides 80 per cent of the local pork supply, will be closed for the second time in a month. It was…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3012669/second-case-african-swine-fever-found-pig-hong

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