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The $100-billion toll of a pig epidemic in China

A farmer strokes one of a few pigs in a large mostly empty barn in China.

A farmer in Jiangjiaqiao, China, visits some of the few dozen animals left from his herd of 800 pigs. An outbreak of African swine fever virus forced China to cull millions of pigs. Credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Shutterstock

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Nature 598, 11 (2021)



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