October 21, 2018 / 7:26 AM / a month ago

China confirms new African Swine Fever outbreak in Yunnan Province -State TV

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry confirms new African Swine Fever outbreak in the city of Zhaotong in Yunnan province in the country’s southwest, official CCTV reported on Sunday

* Ministry confirms African Swine Fever in two farms in Zhaotong with a total of 545 pigs dead, CCTV reports

* China has seen a series of outbreaks of the highly contagious disease since early August (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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