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Checking for swine fever

Bullit Marquez, AP

Posted at Sep 10 2019 08:25 PM

Checking for swine fever

Local authorities inspect cargo vans on Tuesday at an animal checkpoint in San Mateo, Rizal to help prevent the spread of the African Swine Fever virus that has affected the swine industry. Officials say laboratory tests have shown that African swine fever has caused the deaths of pig herds in at least seven villages near Manila and adds a multi-agency body will be set up to ensure the highly contagious disease would not spread further.