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China mandates more labs to conduct African swine fever tests

10 October, 2018 9:45 am 9:45 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will mandate more laboratories to conduct African swine fever virus tests, the country’s agriculture ministry said on Friday. Animal disease control departments below the provincial level, laboratories in universities, and third-party labs, will be able to conduct tests on samples for the deadly virus, with the approval of provincial authorities, the … Read More

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Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said . The outbreak has so far killed 77 people in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces among 116 cases. Fifteen of the cases were … Read More

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China reports fifth case of African swine fever

08 August, 2018 11:11 am 11:11 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – African swine fever has infected 185 pigs on a farm in eastern China’s Anhui province, the country’s fifth case of the deadly disease in less than a month amid growing concerns about the rapid spread of infection in the world’s largest hog herd. The outbreak killed 80 of 459 hogs on a … Read More

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