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More than 27,000 pigs have died in a hog-cholera epidemic that has struck Indonesia, with thousands more at risk, an animal welfare official said.
Thousands of pigs have died in more than a dozen regencies across North Sumatra over the past three months, and the pace of deaths is increasing, authorities said.
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"Every day, between 1,000 and 2,000 pigs are dying. It's quite a high figure," said Agustia, the veterinary office chief in Medan who goes by one name, on Friday.
Still, he added that the current death toll was a small fraction of the 1.2 million hogs in North Sumatra, a part of Muslim-majority...
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