China confirms outbreaks of African swine fever in its key pork producing provinces

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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.

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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.

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Five death has been recorded so far with 10 infected. Don’t forget that China is the world’s top pork producer and consumer.

China confirms outbreaks of African swine fever

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The country has faced a similar outbreak back in 2019, which led to the death of half the country’s herd.

China will be hoping for a quick fix to avert what looks like another major outbreak.

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