New swine fever mutations in China could impact dry bulk and reefer

A milder variant of the African swine fever, which is both more difficult to discover and control, has been found in China, reports Reuters. The outbreak could impact dry bulk and reefer carriers if the mutations spiral out of control.

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A milder mutation of the African swine fever virus is circulating in China, a Chinese study shows.

The outbreak could be cause for worry among dry bulk carriers calling upon China.

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