China agriculture ministry says 72 pigs dead in new African swine fever outbreak

Fri 12 Oct 2018 at 13:54 International

NNA - China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday that 72 pigs had died in another outbreak of African swine fever in the country’s northeastern province of Liaoning, the fourth reported in the province this week.

The highly contagious fever was detected on a farm in the city of Anshan with 120 pigs, of which 88 were infected, according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. -- REUTERS

 

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