Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture has officially extended its vaccination advisory for Classical Swine Fever to cover all seven prefectures in Kyushu, following recent confirmed cases in Saga Prefecture. The virus affects pigs and wild boars but is not harmful to humans. Due to the high risk for the pig farming industry and the fact that Kyushu produces about a third of Japan’s pork, vaccination programs are being established across the region. This inclusion means that all Japanese regions, except for Hokkaido, are now advised to vaccinate against the disease, which has been on the rise since 2018. Source: NHK
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