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Would feral pigs exacerbate an FMD outbreak in Australia?

Experts say further research is needed to understand the potential role Australia’s large feral pig population could play in spreading a disease such as Foot and Mouth Disease if an outbreak occurs here.

Feral pigs already cause extensive damage to crops, livestock and other agricultural sectors across Australia on a massive scale, costing the economy at least $100 million every year.

They also can be potential vectors for disease.

In many parts of the world, wild or feral pigs have been shown to be involved in the spread of African swine fever.  In 2019, African swine fever was…

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