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Slaughterhouse Test Blitz Ordered to Stem China’s Pig Contagion

China stepped up efforts to control the deadly pig contagion ravaging its $128 billion pork industry, ordering mandatory testing for African swine fever at more than 10,000 slaughterhouses nationwide. From July 1, abattoirs must routinely test all batches of hogs …

Miss. Officials: Danger Lurks in Air after Flood

As floodwaters drop, the threat of mosquito-borne diseases will rise – people returning home should remember that even a flowerpot can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and other diseases, Mississippi officials warn. This week, Tunica …