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Virus Curtails Pork Sales

Governor Vasily Galuskin banned the transportation of hogs and the sale of pork in the southern region of Volgograd because of African swine fever outbreaks, making it the second such area under quarantine this week.

The transportation of hogs and wild boars and their meat was banned Thursday in the Tver region, northwest of Moscow, because of outbreaks of the virus, according to Russia's food safety authority.

Swine fever is a viral disease that is lethal for pigs but harmless for humans, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.

(Bloomberg)

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