Update Report: A Third Case of African Swine Fever in China


A third case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in a farm in the in Haizhou District, part of the city of Lianyungang, in the Jiangsu Province (map). This area is approximately 350 miles east of the 2nd case, reported last Thursday at a slaughter plant in the city of Zhengzhou, Henan province.

Starting on August 15, 2018, pigs started dying from an unknown etiology on one farm in Haizhou District, Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, China. In this case there have been 615 pigs reported as infected with 88 pigs having died from confirmed ASF. After the outbreak, a supervision work group was promptly dispatched to the Jiangsu Province by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Strict blockade, disinfection, killing and disposal of the animals and relevant contaminated…

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