November 8, 2018 / 8:27 AM / 7 days ago

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in three provinces

BEIJING (Reuters) - China found three new African swine fever cases on pig farms in Hunan, Jilin and Jiangxi provinces, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.

A combined of 194 pigs were killed out of 1,093 in these three provinces, said the ministry.

China has reported around 50 outbreaks of African swine fever since early August.

Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom; Editing by Nick Macfie

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