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Italy's pork industry blames wild boars for swine fever

1 day ago   |   By Chron

ROME - The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant damages to a major agricultural export.
Earlier this month, a case of the virus, which can be deadly to pigs but doesn't harm humans, was detected in a wild boar in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy.
Wild boars, whose meat is used in pasta sauces, are a popular prey for hunters in Italy. The nation's health and agricultural ministers have banned hunting in parts of Liguria and Piedmont temporarily to try to prevent the spread of the virus in more animals.
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