The China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas reported this week (computer translated) on an additional African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Image/Robert Herriman
Image/Robert Herriman

The outbreak occurred on a farm in Yecheng County. This resulted in the death of 39 pigs out of a farm of 341.

Immediately after the outbreak, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs sent a steering group to the local area. The local government has started the emergency response mechanism according to the requirements, and adopted measures such as blockade, culling, harmless treatment, disinfection, etc., to treat all the sick and culled pigs harmlessly.

At the same time, all pigs and their products are prohibited from being transferred out of the blockade, and pigs are prohibited from being transported into the blockade. At present, the above measures have been implemented.

Since the first cases last August, China has now reported more than 110 cases of ASF.

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