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Deadly pig disease could have led to Covid spillover to humans, analysis suggests

Press Release Section Icon 10/03/2021

An outbreak of a deadly pig disease may have set the stage for Covid-19 to take hold in humans, a new analysis has suggested. African swine fever (ASF), which first swept through China in 2018, disrupted pork supplies increasing the potential for human-virus contact as people sought out alternative meats.

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