China reports first case of African swine fever Jilin province

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported two new cases of African swine fever on Friday, as the deadly disease continued to spread to new areas in the world’s top pork producer.

FILE PHOTO: Workers in protective suits are seen by a truck at a plant of pork processor Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development, a subsidiary of WH Group, following a discovery of pigs infected by the African swine fever (ASF), in Zhengzhou, Henan August 17, 2018. Wang Zhongju/CNS via REUTERS/File Photo

One case occurred on a farm of 484 pigs in the city of Gongzhuling in Jilin province in the northeast of China, killing 56 pigs, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. This is the first outbreak of the disease in the province.

A second case in the Horqin Right Banner area of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous…

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