China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai
SHANGHAI, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Four new outbreaks of African
swine fever have been reported in China's provinces of Jiangxi,
Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the
agriculture ministry said on Saturday.
Ten pigs had died from the disease and 10 others had fallen
ill on a farm with 150 hogs in the southeastern province of
Jiangxi, the ministry said on its website. Another 348 pigs will
be slaughtered in Yunnan province in the southwest, it added.
A farm with 314 pigs in the Jinshan district of Shanghai was
affected, the ministry reported. Eleven of the hogs had died
while another 50 were infected, it said.
(Reporting by Brenda Goh
Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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