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· Hog Cholera Crisis Worsens in Japan
· Japan sends troops to combat newest case of hog cholera
Hog Cholera Crisis Worsens in Japan
Sara Brown, FarmJournal's Pork
January 3, 2019
Japan’s outbreak of Classical Swine Fever, commonly known as hog cholera, continues to spread with a sixth case identified Dec. 25, since the country first reported the disease in September.
The sixth case was discovered near Seki, Gifu, Japan, in the central part of the country. More than 7,500 pigs have been culled to contain the virus, which has already been detected in wild boars in both Gifu and neighboring Aichi prefectures.
The country has set up a response unit and dispatched about 1,600 Ground Self-Defense Force Troops to the farm to bury the culled pigs. Hog cholera does not affect humans, even if an infected animal is consumed.
A pig showing signs of infection was found in a test prior to shipment Dec. 23, farm officials said. Another tested positive on . Three farms with a total of 1,800 pigs located within about 6 miles were banned from shipping their hogs. Meat processing facilities in the city also halted operations...
Japan sends troops to combat newest case of hog cholera
Central Japanese prefecture begins culling 7,500 pigs to contain spread of virus
Nikkei Asian Review
December 25, 2018
GIFU, Japan (Kyodo) -- A sixth case of hog cholera has been found at a central Japan farm since the country's first case since 1992 was reported earlier this year, a local government said Tuesday.
The Gifu prefectural government said it began culling about 7,500 pigs at the farm in the city of Seki to contain the spread of the virus, which has a high fatality rate and has already been detected in wild boars in both Gifu and neighboring Aichi prefectures.
The central government set up a response unit and Ground Self-Defense Force troops were dispatched to the farm to contain the epidemic at the request of Gifu Gov. Hajime Furuta. Hog cholera does not affect humans even if an infected animal is consumed.
In September, a swine fever infection was reported in the city of Gifu. Similar cases have since been reported at...