Virus Scare Causes Russia to Suspend U.S. Pig Imports

June 3, 2014 11:04 AM

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Virus Scare Causes Russia to Suspend U.S. Pig Imports

The disease has already killed roughly 10 percent of the U.S. pig population and is reportedly spreading across other countries such as Mexico, Canada, China and Japan. Russia’s move is intended to prevent the spread of the disease into that country, which has thus far not been affected.

The virus is not considered a food safety issue with pork and cannot spread to humans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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