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Poland wants troops, police to cull boars due to swine fever

Dec. 11, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's agriculture minister on Wednesday proposed that army and police personnel should be allowed to shoot wild boars on a large scale in areas affected by the African swine fever, to help fight the disease that has been found in the west of the country after it seemed contained...

African swine fever kills more than 20 wild boar in Poland

Dec. 4, 2019 11:50 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said Wednesday. Authorities were adding 56 kilometers (34 miles) to a previously installed 80-kilometer (48-mile) fence; local hunters were instructed to eliminate all...

Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever

Oct. 31, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Around a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health's president said Thursday. A sharp reduction in the world's pig population would...

North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia

Oct. 16, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival North Korea. African swine fever, fatal to hogs but no threat to humans, has wiped out pig herds in many Asian...