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Montevideo, November 16th 2018 - 18:09 UTC

Tag: swine fever

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    African swine fever in China: fourth outbreak in a 2.000kms radius in three weeks

    Authorities have already culled more than 20,000 animals in an attempt to halt the spread of the highly contagious disease, which was first reported three weeks ago

    China which is home to the world’s largest pig herd, reported its fourth outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on Thursday, with more than 400 pigs infected as the disease entered a fourth province, fanning worries about its rapid spread. The infection killed 340 hogs on three farms in the coastal city of Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement.