China reports new African swine fever outbreaksStaff Writer | November 20, 2018
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in its northeastern province of Heilongjiang, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday.
Asia 269 pigs confirmed to have died from the disease
Local authorities have initiated an emergency response to block, cull and disinfect the affected pigs.
African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs but not humans or other animals.
China reported its first case of the disease in August in Liaoning Province. Later outbreaks were reported in several other provincial regions. ■