November 30, 2018 / 2:43 AM / 17 days ago

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Tianjin

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry reported on Friday a new case of African swine fever in Tianjin

* In the new case, discovered on a farm with 361 pigs, 67 of the animals were found to have died of the disease, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website

* China has reported more than 70 cases of the highly contagious disease, fatal to pigs, since early August (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Tom Daly Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

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