China finds African swine fever in Sichuan provinceStaff Writer |
Asia Nine pigs in the truck were confirmed to have died from African swine fever
China's agriculture ministry said a new African swine fever outbreak has been confirmed in Sichuan province, in the country's southwest, after a truck carrying pigs was stopped on a highway.
Nine pigs in the truck were confirmed to have died from African swine fever, it added.
China, home to the world's largest hog herd, has now reported 112 outbreaks of the highly contagious disease in 28 provinces and regions since August, although the vast majority were found on farms, with one at a slaughterhouse. ■
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