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AseanPlus News 17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 PM Premium

More dead pigs found in China river

BEIJING, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a Chinese river, state media reported Thursday - the latest in a string of similar incidents that have raised fears over food safety.

Nation 03 Dec 2016 | 7:54 AM Premium

Umno AGM: Don't make students guinea pigs, says Wanita rep

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has been urged not to make students as guinea pigs in trying out policies or examination formats as this could confuse them.

World 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pandemic virus enters pigs in HK, swaps genes - study

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The H1N1 swine flu virus has been spreading quietly in pigs in Hong Kong and swapping genes with other viruses, and researchers said the findings support calls for tighter disease surveillance in pigs before new bugs can emerge and infect people.

World 20 Mar 2019 | 5:38 PM Premium

Piles of pigs: Swine fever outbreaks go unreported in rural China

BAODING, China (Reuters) - When pigs on the Xinda Husbandry Co. Ltd breeding farm in northern China began dying in growing numbers in early January, it looked increasingly likely that the farm had been struck by the much feared African swine fever, an incurable disease that has spread rapidly across the country since last year.

World 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. farmers fear pigs may get "swine" flu from people

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Humans have it. Pigs don't. At least not yet, and U.S. pork producers are doing everything they can to make sure that the new H1N1 virus, known around the world as the

World 29 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Egypt considers mass pigs cull over swine flu fears

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt, hard hit by the highly pathogenic bird flu virus, is considering culling hundreds of thousands of pigs as a precautionary measure as swine flu nears the borders of the most populous Arab country.

World 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.S. scientists make pigs with heart-healthy fats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said on Sunday they had genetically engineered pigs that make beneficial fatty acids and may one day serve as a healthier source of pork chops or bacon.

World 14 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dead pigs in China river spotlight heedless industry

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The rotting bodies of about 6,000 pigs in a river that supplies tap water to Shanghai has drawn attention to an ugly truth - China's pig farms are often riddled with disease and one way or another, sick animals often end up in the food chain.

World 10 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pigs at risk from people as new flu spreads

LONDON (Reuters) - There is a growing risk that pigs will catch the new H1N1 flu strain -- commonly known as swine flu -- from humans, German researchers said on Thursday.

Nation 17 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

US pigs may have tested positive for H1N1

WASHINGTON (AP): Pigs in the state of Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a preliminary test, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, U.S. Agriculture Department officials said noshade size=-1 width=70%>