Authorities in Australia have been told that since August,
around 500,000 pigs have been culled in China, and perhaps even more have died
directly from the ongoing spread of African Swine Fever.
China is the world's largest
pork producer and is facing a crisis, as the virus spreads across regions and
towards neighbouring countries.
To learn more about the risks
and opportunities this outbreak is posing for Australia, ABC Rural sat down
with veterinary officer Dr Peter Saville, who is responsible for emergency
animal disease preparedness in the Northern Territory.
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