New Swine Fever Case Confirmed in Aichi Pref.

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Nagoya, Feb. 14 (Jiji Press)--The Aichi prefectural government said Thursday that a new case of swine fever infection has been confirmed in the central Japan prefecture, at a pig farm in the city of Tahara.

The number of Aichi farms where swine fever infections have been confirmed rose to five.

At the request of the agriculture ministry, the prefectural government will slaughter some 12,000 pigs raised at facilities near the farm in Tahara although infections have not been confirmed at the facilities.

The latest outbreak confirmation came as the Aichi government was conducting quarantine checks around two different Tahara farms, where swine fever infection was confirmed on Wednesday.

According to the prefectural government, the area including the three Tahara farms is known as a pig farming zone, where more than 10 such farms are located. They share an office, a compost shed and a refrigerator to store dead pigs.

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