China says situation of African swine fever outbreaks under controlStaff Writer | October 25, 2018
China has reported African swine fever outbreaks in many provinces, but the situation is generally under control, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
Asia African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease
African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs. It does not affect humans or other animal species.
More than 4,000 cases of the disease have been reported in 14 other countries this year, and the massive outbreaks in neighboring countries pose a great risk of the disease crossing into China.
The situation remained grave. The ministry said it would continue to take measures to prevent the disease from spreading further, including enhancing monitoring of live pig transportation and tightened entry inspection and quarantine. ■