December 19, 2018 / 8:57 AM / in a month

China reports first African swine fever outbreak in Guangdong province

BEIJING, Dec 19 (Reuters) -

* China’s confirms first African swine fever outbreak in Guangdong province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday

* The case, found in a slaughterhouse in the city of Zhuhai and killed 11 pigs, is the first outbreak of the highly contagious disease reported in the southern province

* China has reported some 90 cases of the deadly virus since early August (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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