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Nation 20 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malacca flexible with deadline to reduce pigs

The Malacca state government will be flexible in its deadline to reduce the number of pigs in farms at three areas in the state, if farmers keep to their word.

World 15 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Swine flu hid out in pigs for a decade, expert says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new pandemic H1N1 influenza was circulating undetected in pigs for at least a decade before it jumped to people, and much better surveillance is needed among both pigs and people, an expert said on Tuesday.

World 12 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

New flu has been around for years in pigs - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new H1N1 virus, which has caused the first pandemic of the 21st century, appears to have been circulating undetected among pigs for years, researchers reported on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 21 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

China finds bird flu in pigs

China announced yesterday that it had made the first ever discovery of a deadly strain of bird flu in pigs, a development that could have ominous implications for efforts to restrict the disease's spread to humans.

AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2017 | 4:59 AM Premium

TV exposé shows ‘pigs force-fed with mud’ to fetch higher price

BEIJING: Pig suppliers in central China have been force-feeding pigs with mud to make them heavier by as much as 20kg before selling them for a higher profit, according to a Chinese TV report.

World 02 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Argentine workers suspected of passing flu to pigs

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Workers at an Argentine farm apparently infected pigs with the new H1N1 flu strain, only the second suspected case of humans passing the deadly virus to swine, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Vietnam denies claims of bird flu in pigs

B>HANOI:/BVietnamese officials denied Saturday claims that pigs have been infected with the avian flu virus that has forced the slaughter of millions of chickens throughout Asia and killed at least 18 people.

AseanPlus News 15 May 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Scientists find bird flu virus in pigs in Java

Indonesian researchers have found a strain of bird flu in pigs on the densely populated island of Java, raising fears the virus could more easily spread to humans in the country, the government and scientists said Saturday.

World 18 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Performing pigs steal the show at Thai zoo

CHON BURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Pigs can fly? Well not quite fly, but they can jump through rings of fire and twirl on pedestals, as a new show at a Thai zoo proves.

Nation 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Over 100 pigs found dead at Malacca farm

More than 100 pigs at a farm in Kampung Paya Mengkuang, Malacca, have died in the past four days.