New African swine fever outbreak reported in China

New African swine fever outbreak reported in China

Dusan Petkovic | istockphoto.com

In Sichuan province, the African swine fever virus has been detected in a group of domestic pigs at a highway checkpoint.

At a checkpoint on a highway in the Luzhou region of China’s Sichuan province, a group of 435 pigs were found to be infected with African swine fever (ASF). Fifteen of the animals died, and the rest were destroyed, according to the latest agriculture ministry report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).