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ASF losses increasing in Asia

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The biggest animal disease outbreak in decades is playing out in the world’s most populous nations who depend on pork as a staple of their daily diets.

The disease: African Swine Fever (ASF) is still spreading. It is now reported in North Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines, following decimation of the Chinese herd.

Putting hard numbers on losses of swine and markets for grains is still a guessing game. An industry economist puts the losses in perspective, in a moment.

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