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China to reduce number of small slaughterhouses to better control African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry on Tuesday said it will reduce the number of small-scale slaughterhouses to better prevent and control African swine fever. There are too many small slaughterhouses in some places in China, equipped with old facilities and backward production techniques, and checks on the pork quality are not done properly, the… Read More »

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in northwest province

(Reuters) – China reported another outbreak of the African swine fever on Sunday in its northwestern province of Gansu, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website. The virus, fatal to pigs but not contagious to human beings, has significantly slashed pig output in the world’s largest herd since the deadly disease… Read More »

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing in its bid to control the contagious disease. Three trucks carrying a total of 205 pigs from provinces was stopped within the jurisdiction… Read More »

Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death in China

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely the result of economic growth and increasing levels of education. In… Read More »