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Japan is suffering its first outbreak of pig cholera in more than 25 years, authorities said Sunday after culling more than 600 animals and suspending pork exports.
A farm in central Japan saw 80 pigs die last week after catching the highly-contagious disease, an agricultural ministry official told AFP.
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Early tests showed negative results for classical swine fever, as the illness is officially known.
But follow-up tests came out positive Sunday, prompting the cull of all 610 pigs at the farm, he added.
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"We are now processing the livestock there and disinfecting the farm,"...
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