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  • The pathogen that caused the outbreak is apparently a virus known to cause “blue-eared pig disease” as farmers call it, and “porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome” as it is known to scientists.

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  • Although the region has not been well-studied, blue sheep, and blue-eared pheasant and the endemic Helanshan pika are known to be residents here.

    Helanshan montane conifer forests

  • Our blue-eared pheasant took in the weather from his sentinel post at the Tisch Children's Zoo. News

  • "So far this year, the overall swine disease situation in China remains stable, and in particular, the scope of highly pathogenic blue-eared pig disease has significantly shrunk," the statement said.

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  • But the overall swine disease situation in China was stable, the ministry said on Friday, compared with 2007, when blue-eared pig illness killed over 80,000 pigs, led to the culling of

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  • An outbreak of pathogenic blue-eared pig disease, also known as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, has appeared in five areas of China, the ministry said in a statement posted on the central government website.

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  • Some 13 of these are listed including lesser kestrel Falco naumanni (VU), Chinese grouse Bonasa sewerzovi (VU), Chinese monal Lophophorus lhuysii (VU), blue-eared pheasant Crossoptilon auritum, Sichuan jay Perisoreus imternigrans (VU), snowy-cheeked laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi (VU), rufus-headed robin Luscinia ruficeps (VU) and a subspecies of Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus beickianus which is endemic to the region.

    Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, China

  • The Helan Shan Nature Reserve (1,570 square kilometers (km2)) protects the Qinghai spruce (Picea crassifolia) and blue-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon auritum), a species restricted to the mountains and deserts at the eastern margins of the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau, and black stork (Ciconia nigra).

    Helanshan montane conifer forests


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