Japanese first exception to the case of African swine fever

2018-10-22



The swine fever epidemic in China has continued to spread. The Japanese authorities have said that the sausages carried by Chinese tourists have tested positive for African swine fever. On the other hand, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced on Monday (22nd) that after the diagnosis of African swine fever in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, an outbreak occurred in Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province. The authorities said that an emergency response mechanism has been launched. (Report by Liu Shaofeng)
Japanís Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Monday (22nd) that a passenger from Beijingís New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido was found to have possession of prohibited sausages when entering the country on the 1st of this month. After the passengers abandoned the sausage, the authorities The sausage was tested positive for African swine fever. The problematic sausage weighed about 1.5 kg. It was vacuum packed and had been heated to a certain extent. It is not possible to determine whether the sausage is made in China.

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