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Banana virus scare grips China

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A rumour which claims bananas contain a virus similar to Sars has spread by text message throughout China.

The scare, which authorities have been quick to point out has no truth in it, hit the price of bananas from China's Hainan island, the state media said.

Producers in Hainan say the resulting price slump is costing them up to 20 million yuan (£1.3 million) a day.

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