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New African Swine Fever Outbreak in Zhejiang Province

On October 22, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that, in the city of Taizhou in Zhejiang Province, a new African swine fever broke out on October 21.

At 17:00 on October 21, the Ministry of Agriculture received a report from the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center. The Zhejiang Provincial Center for Animal Disease Control and Prevention submitted samples to the China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, where it was diagnosed as African swine fever.

The sample that tested positive was from a breeding professional cooperative in Sanmen County in Taizhou City, in Zhejiang Province. The cooperative had 2,280 live pigs; 56 had died from the disease.

After the outbreak, the local authorities culled the pigs and conducted harmless treatment, disinfection, and other measures.

Sanmen County is located in the northern part of Taizhou City. Back in August, Yueqing, a city south of Taizhou was also confirmed to have had an outbreak of African swine fever.

Source: Central News Agency, October 22, 2018