China, East Timor confirm new ASF outbreaks

China, East Timor confirm new ASF outbreaks

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In Asia, African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in domestic pigs in two provinces of China, as well as in East Timor.

According to the latest official reports from the ministry to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the presence of the ASF virus was confirmed after 252 pigs died on a farm in the Sanmenxia region of Henan. More than 110 other pigs there were destroyed. Illegal movements of pigs were blamed for the new outbreak.