African swine fever hits Chinese pork industry in run-up to New Year

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Deadly virus causing alarm at time when demand for nation’s favourite meat is due to spike

A deadly and highly contagious virus is threatening pork production in China in the run-up to Chinese New Year, when demand for the country’s most commonly eaten meat is at its highest level.

Over the past three months, African swine fever has spread to 12 Chinese provinces, an area home to more than half the country’s pig population. The virus, passed through contaminated feed or exposure to infected animals, has a near-100% fatality rate and there is no vaccine.

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