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China's new animal health rules alone won't stop zoonotic outbreaks, experts warn

Enforcement of rules and boosting numbers of vets to help with inspections, quarantines and general animal health seen as criticalChina’s attempts to prevent another zoonotic disease outbreak will fail without deep changes in enforcement, oversight, and extensive investment to ramp up veterinary capacity, say experts.China’s top lawmakers last week approved revisions to the country’s law on preventing the spread of animal diseases. Amendments to the Animal Epidemic Prevention Law, due to come into force in May, were accelerated in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The outbreak of the deadly pig disease African swine fever (ASF), which has decimated as much… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/26/chinas-new-animal-health-rules-alone-wont-stop-zoonotic-outbreaks-experts-warn