August 26, 2019 / 10:35 AM / a month ago

China reports new African swine fever case in Yunnan province

BEIJING, Aug 26 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it had confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the southwestern province of Yunnan

* The outbreak occurred on a farm of 120 pigs near Zhaotong city in the northeast of the province, killing 26 pigs.

* An epidemic of African swine fever has swept through China’s hog herd over the last year, reducing pig numbers by almost a third, according to official data, and sending pork prices soaring (Reporting by Dominique Patton; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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