Sep 12, 2018 08:12 PM

Chart: Nation’s 14th Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in East China

An outbreak of swine fever was reported in Tongling, East China’s Anhui province, bringing the total number of cases reported around the country to 14, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

A farm that raised more than 200 pigs reported the deadly disease, with 23 pigs dead and 63 showing symptoms, the ministry stated on Sept. 10.

China’s first ever reported case of swine fever was reported in northeastern China’s Liaoning province in early August, with outbreaks later appearing in Heilongjiang, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces. Half of the 14 cases took place in Anhui.

Ministry spokesperson Guang Defu said on Sept. 2 in a press conference that the disease is containable, but uncertainties remain. About 40,000 pigs at farms where swine fever has been reported were slaughtered to prevent the spread of the disease.


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