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FILE - In this Monday Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, workers erect a fence along the Denmark Germany border at Padborg, Denmark. Officials say the number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly passing disease. (Frank Cilius/Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

Denmark's fence to keep out wild boars seems to be working

Aug. 10, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm...

This undated photo provided by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in July 2020 shows an adult male pygmy hog in India. Pygmy hogs are among the few mammals — and the only pig — that build elaborate nests out of dried grass to live in families of four and five year around. (Parag Deka/Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust via AP)

Virus lockdown for world’s smallest and rarest wild pigs

Aug. 6, 2020 4:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Pygmy hogs — the world’s smallest and rarest wild pig — are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African swine fever in India. There is neither a vaccine nor cure for the highly contagious viral disease that has...

Sophia Garabedian, 6, of Sudbury, Mass., who contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2019, stands for a photograph on a playground, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Sudbury. As the coronavirus pandemic subsides for now in the hard hit Northeast, public health officials in the region are bracing for another mysterious virus: Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, a rare but severe mosquito-borne virus. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

First COVID-19, now mosquitoes: Bracing for bug-borne ills

Jul. 20, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her bed one morning last fall. Doctors ultimately diagnosed the then-5-year-old Sudbury, Massachusetts, resident with eastern equine encephalitis, a rare but severe mosquito-borne virus that...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006, file photo, a car passes in front of a Tyson Foods Inc., sign at Tyson headquarters in Springdale, Ark. China's decision to ban imports from a single Tyson Foods poultry plant because of concerns about a coronavirus outbreak there puzzled many in the meat industry and raised concerns about whether this could threaten a major market for U.S. meat. The action China's customs agency took against the Tyson plant in Springdale, Arkansas, could have major implications for the meat industry if it were expanded because dozens of beef, pork and poultry plants have had outbreaks of the coronavirus among their workers.(AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

US meat industry puzzled by China's import ban for 1 plant

Jun. 23, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's decision to ban imports from a single Tyson Foods poultry plant where there was a coronavirus outbreak has raised concerns about the implications on the U.S. meat industry if the action is expanded to other plants. Chinese customs officials didn't hint about expanding the ban in...

Hundreds test positive at Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas

Jun. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China's customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees. A Tyson spokesman said Sunday that the plant in question is in Springdale,...