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Special Report: How COVID-19 swept the Brazilian slaughterhouses of JBS, world's top meatpacker

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SÃO PAULO JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has vowed to keep the world fed during the coronavirus pandemic. Executives say the company has added more than 15,000 new workers in Brazil this year to crank out cuts of chicken, pork and beef, a lot of it for export. The meat giant's $629 million second-quarter net profit was almost twice what analysts expected.

China says G4 swine flu virus not new; does not infect humans easily

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infect or sicken humans and animals easily, rebuffing a study published earlier this week.

Exclusive: GSK says science does not link pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to sleep disorder

LONDON British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday that its previous flu pandemic vaccine, which used some of the same ingredients as COVID-19 vaccines currently under development, was not linked to a rise in cases of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Hazmats and home deliveries: how one Iberian ham producer is countering coronavirus

MADRID Having lived through animal-related influenzas like SARS and H1N1, Iberian ham producer Joselito was quick to enhance quality controls with tougher sanitary measures when the coronavirus hit. | Video

Apr 16 2020

Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic.

East Timor moves to contain African swine fever outbreaks

PARIS East Timor is imposing restrictions on the movement of livestock to contain African Swine flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday after reporting multiple outbreaks to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Sep 30 2019

U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

WASHINGTON U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit Chinese pork output.