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ASF continues to run riot in China

8 November 2018, at 12:00am

China’s agriculture ministry confirms more cases of ASF across four provinces

It was confirmed on Wednesday (7 November) that a new outbreak of African swine fever was identified in the central province of Hubei.

The disease killed 4 out of 821 pigs in Luotian county, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website.

Today (8 November), three new cases have been confirmed on pig farms in Hunan, Jilin and Jiangxi provinces.

A combined total of 194 pigs were killed out of 1,093 in these three provinces, said the ministry.

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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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