New African swine fever case reported in ChinaChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 14, 2019
China has confirmed a new case of African swine fever in its northwestern Gansu Province.
Asia African swine fever was detected in a cooperative in Minxian County
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Local authorities have initiated an emergency response to block and cull all the affected pigs in the slaughterhouse and disinfect the venue.
Transport of all pigs and related products out of or into the blocked region is forbidden, the ministry said.
African swine fever is believed to infect only pigs, and no humans or other species have thus far been infected.
China reported its first case of the disease in August 2018 in the northeastern province of Liaoning. Later outbreaks have been reported in several other provincial-level regions. ■