U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China

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U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging ChinaIncreased testing aims to help U.S. officials detect cases of African swine fever quickly so they can contain the disease. African swine fever kills almost all pigs infected, though it is not harmful to people. 'An enhanced surveillance program will serve as an early warning system, helping us find any potential disease much more quickly,' said Greg Ibach, the USDA's undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.


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