WORLD : 30,000 Infected Pigs Killed in Italy

From Times wire services

Health authorities today said 30,000 pigs have been destroyed because of a swine fever epidemic in Modena province, renowned for its salami and hams.

It has caused losses estimated at $12 million, said the health office of this northern province where farmers breed nearly 1.3 million pigs a year. Bodies of the dead pigs were burned and officials ordered a massive vaccination program, the office said.

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