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African swine fever confirmed in pigs in Sichuan

Christian Fernsby |
China's agriculture ministry announced that it had detected African swine fever in pigs transported to the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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In the latest incident the virus was found in pigs on a truck stopped for inspection in Nanjiang county near Bazhong city. The truck carried more than 100 pigs and two had died, the ministry said.

Cases reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs had dwindled to just a couple per month by the end of last year, but 13 ASF cases have been posted on the ministry's website since March.

All of the cases, apart from one found in wild boar, were in pigs being transported between provinces.

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