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China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak Could Spread to Korea, SE Asia

  • FAO urges Asia regional collaboration on African swine fever
  • China investigating sources of outbreaks in four provinces
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The Korean peninsular and Southeast Asia may be next to report outbreaks of African swine fever after the rapid onset of the deadly pig disease in China, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

China announced its fourth case of the disease last week in the province of Zhejiang, four days after it was reported in neighboring Jiangsu, and some 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from where an initial outbreak was discovered Aug. 3 in northeastern Liaoning province.