November 29, 2018 / 7:45 AM / 12 days ago

China reports foot-and-mouth outbreak at pig farms in Guangdong

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry on Thursday reported an O-type foot-and-mouth outbreak on two pig farms in southern Guangdong province

* The outbreak infected 327 of the 450 hogs found on those two farms in Zhongshan city, Guangdong, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website

* Local authorities culled all 450 hogs following the outbreak (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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