CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — As Okinawa prefecture works to combat the coronavirus pandemic, it appears to have won the fight against another highly infectious disease: classical swine fever. Also known as hog cholera, the viral disease, highly contagious and fatal to pigs, was discovered on the island prefecture Jan. 8 when an Uruma city farmer reported pig deaths due to an unknown respiratory ailment, officials said at the time.

 

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