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China confirms second swine fever outbreak in southwestern Guizhou province

26 October 2018, at 12:00am

African swine fever has been confirmed in a second herd in the Guizhou province in China

The new case, the second confirmed in the southwestern province, was on a small farm with 49 pigs in the Qixingguan district in Bijie city, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website.

The first case confirmed in Ghizou was found on a small farm with 10 pigs in Biji city.

China has reported more than 40 outbreaks of the highly contagious disease since early August.

Sources Reuters; OIE