October 17, 2018 / 9:56 AM / 4 months ago

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in city in Shanxi province

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) -

* China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in Datong city in Shanxi province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday

* The new case, founded on a farm with 15 pigs in Datong, infected seven and killed four, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website

* It was the first case confirmed in the northern province, the tenth region in China that has reported the disease

* China has seen a series of outbreaks of the highly contagious disease since early August (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton Editing by Manolo Serapio Jr.)

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