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August 09, 2005

Boxun News update for August 8

The pig fever outbreak is much more serious than reported, according to Boxun's Disease Update - Aug. 8. They cite a "volunteer reporter" by name who claims over 200 have died of pig fever. The government is supposed to be downplaying the disease because the economic impact of a pork boycott would cause social unrest in Sichuan—which has 100 million pig farmers.

Posted by dymaxion at August 9, 2005 02:30 PM

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