April 6, 2021

 

China reports ASF outbreak in Xinjiang


 

China has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Xinjiang region, the country's agriculture ministry said on April 5.

 

The outbreak occurred on a farm of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps with 599 pigs. 33 pigs were infected and six died, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement.

 

The ministry added that the remaining live pigs in the affected area were culled.

 

- Reuters