Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nearly 6K Pig Carcasses Removed From Shanghai's Huangpu River

Some of the pig carcasses tested positive with PCV, a common virus for pigs, but harmless to humans.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 13, 2013

Shanghai, China - The Shanghai Municipal Agriculture Commission (SMAC) has confirmed that nearly 6,000 pig carcasses have been removed from the Shanghai Huangpu River by sanitation workers in the Songjiang district. Some of the pigs tested positive for Porcine Circovirus (PCV) disease,  which is not contagious to humans.
The pigs were discovered floating in the river last week and the removal of the carcasses continued through the weekend. SMAC believes that the carcasses originated from Jiaxing where large pig farms are located.

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