China confirms outbreaks of African swine fever in Key province
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has through a statement on Saturday confirmed the outbreaks of African swine fever in its key pork producing provinces of Sichuan and Hubei,
The cases were detected in Aba prefecture in the southwestern province of Sichuan, and the city of Xiangyang in the central province of Hubei.
In Hubei, the disease was detected on a truck of piglets being transported illegally from another province. The outbreak has killed 38 pigs on a farm of 127 hogs in Sichuan which is China’s largest producing province.
Five death has been recorded so far with 10 infected. Don’t forget that China is the world’s top pork producer and consumer.
The country has faced a similar outbreak back in 2019, which led to death of half the country’s herd. China will be hoping for a quick fix to avert what looks like another major outbreak.