Pig Virus in China – level 2

21-05-2019 07:00

China is the largest producer of pork, but it is having a big problem at the moment. There is an epidemic which is killing its pigs.

Last August, people first discovered the virus in China, but 1 million pigs are dead now. The virus is deadly and when a pig catches it, it is going to die. China thinks that one third of its pigs are going to die by the end of this year.

The virus also spread to Mongolia, Vietnam and Cambodia where around 95,000 pigs died.

Difficult words: pork (pig meat), epidemic (when many people or animals get ill), spread (move, get).

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