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on July 3, 2019

Researchers: Chinese ASF outbreak most likely a man-made disaster

Poor biosecurity practices, not disease virulence, are to blame for size of Chinese outbreak, scientists say

Researchers long suspected that if African swine fever (ASF) reached China, the world would face an outbreak the likes of which it had never seen before.

Despite the headlines, ASF isn’t a particularly contagious disease. Yes, it’s capable of surviving outside a host much longer than most viruses — giving…

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