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Screening strengthened at Narita Airport to block entry of African swine fever

  • October 1, 2019
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NHK reported that the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) authorities at Narita Airport have enhanced screening of arriving passengers and cargo to block the entry of swine fever originated in Africa. Specially-trained dogs are being used to detect processed food that could carry the deadly virus. Airport authorities are reportedly alarmed by the growing danger of the virus reaching Japanese shores as the Korean Peninsula has already been affected by the highly contagious disease.


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