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Australia on alert as ASF spreads through neighboring country


The small Pacific nation of East Timor is restricting the movement of pigs in an effort to contain African swine fever (ASF), the East Timor agricultural ministry said on Monday after reporting multiple outbreaks of the deadly virus.

Since early September, the country has reported more than 100 outbreaks, killing a total of 405 backyard pigs from smallholders’ farms in the Dili region, Reuters reports.
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