More than 6,000 pigs have been recovered from a river in Shanghai since last Friday. Local residents fear the swine’s carcasses may poison the city’s water supply but officials have assured that Shanghai’s drinking water isn’t at risk.
The dead pigs seem to have dumped in the river by farmers in the city of Jiaxing in the Zhejiang area. The area is the same where police authorities have begun a crackdown on the black market sales of pigs infected with porcine circovirus. Health officials have informed that the virus cannot be transferred to humans.