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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

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Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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