October 12, 2018 / 9:48 AM / a month ago

China agriculture ministry says 72 pigs dead in new African swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Friday that 72 pigs had died in another outbreak of African swine fever in the country’s northeastern province of Liaoning, the fourth reported in the province this week.

The highly contagious fever was detected on a farm in the city of Anshan with 120 pigs, of which 88 were infected, according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Reporting by Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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