10,000 Pigs Affected in Beijing by African Swine Fever

By Mei Manuel, December 05, 2018 05:12 AM

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On Monday, the Chinese agriculture ministry reported that a new African swine fever outbreak has been confirmed in Beijing, Shaanxi and Heilongjiang.

According to the statement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs posted on their website, the case in Beijing was reported on a farm in Tongzhou, which has 9,835 pigs. At least 17 pigs have already died from the disease.

A second outbreak of the highly contagious disease was found on a boar farm in Heilongjiang, killing 77 of a total of 375 animals.

The case reported in Shaanxi province was found on a farm in Xi'an, capital of the province, with 245 pigs. Some 79 of the 205 pigs infected by the disease had died.

There is still no vaccine availabel to prevent the disease and China has been working on means to prevent it from spreading further.

 

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