50th case of African swine fever reported in China

A new case of African swine fever was confirmed in China, becoming the 50th outbreak of the disease to hit the country, according to reports.

The case was confirmed by the Chinese Agriculture Ministry to global media outlet Reuters earlier today (Monday, November 5).

This case was discovered on a small farm of 119 pigs in Baojing county, near the border with Chongqing in the south-west of the country, according to Reuters.

This comes hot on the heels of two cases reported over the weekend, one in Chongqing municipality, close to Baojing.

China has apparently linked feeding kitchen waste to pigs to the majority of the early cases of African swine fever in recent months, but it has not given a cause of the other cases.

The fatal disease has reached 14 provinces and municipalities in…

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