Malaysia kills 300,000 pigs
MALAYSIAN soldiers began shooting 300,000 pigs over the weekend in an attempt to control a virus that has already killed 50 people.
Japanese encephalitis, which attacks the brain, causing high fever, vomiting and fever, is transmitted from pigs to humans by the Culex mosquitoes.
- Malaysian military slaughter 64,000 pigs, FWi, 19 March, 1999
- Malaysia struggles with pig disease, FWi, 09 March, 1999
- The Independent 22/03/02/99 page 12
- The Daily Telegraph 22/03/99 page 13