August 14, 2018 / 9:00 AM / a year ago

China reports outbreak of foot and mouth disease, culls 173 pigs

BEIJING (Reuters) -

China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan

The O-type strain of the disease was found in five pigs at a slaughter plant, leading to the culling of 173 pigs, the ministry said, adding that the outbreak was under control

That is the seventh case of the O-type strain of the disease found in livestock this year

Reporting by Muyu Xu and Josephine Mason; Editing by Tom Hogue

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