August 5, 2019 / 2:23 PM / 4 months ago

Russia reports ASF outbreak near its border with China

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An outbreak African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected at a small farm in Russia’s Primorsk region near its border with China, Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog said on Monday.

The ASF virus is a highly contagious fever among pigs, but it is not dangerous to humans.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Angus MacSwan

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