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African Swine Fever Virus Outbreak in Jiangsu

The Paper reported that the China Center for Animal Health and Epidemiology confirmed that the African swine fever virus was recently found among pigs on a farm in Haizhou district, Lian Yungang City, Jiangsu Province. Since August 15, 615 pigs have been affected and 88 have died. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a team to Jiangsu Haizhou District after the outbreak and started the emergency response system to prohibit all pigs and susceptible animals and products from entering or leaving the blockaded site. According to the article, at present, the epidemic has been effectively contained.

Source: The Paper, August 19, 2018