Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain – Bloomberg

Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain – Bloomberg

The strain of African swine fever spreading in Asia is undeniably nasty, killing virtually every pig it infects by a hemorrhagic illness reminiscent of Ebola in humans. It’s not known to sicken people, however.

The harm to pigs is especially critical for China, with a $128 billion pork industry and the world’s third-highest per-capita consumption.

China’s hog herd may decline as much as 30 percent, said Juan R. Luciano, chief executive officer of Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., one of the biggest agricultural commodity traders.

via Pig ‘Ebola’ Virus Sends Shock Waves Through Global Food Chain – Bloomberg

This lethal virus may be the one contaminating all of the Rotavirus vaccines being given to hundreds of millions of humans.

What could go wrong?