China Reports Swine Fever Outbreaks in Beijing, Xi'an, Sichuan
Xu Wei
/SOURCE : yicai
China Reports Swine Fever Outbreaks in Beijing, Xi'an, Sichuan

(Yicai  Global) Dec. 6 -- China has taken steps after three new cases of  African swine fever in Beijing's Chang'an district, Luzhou in Sichuan  province, and in Xi'an, capital of central Shaanxi province. 

The  outbreaks led to a combined 158 hog deaths while a further 206 were  found to be diseased, the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control  Center said in a statement. 

The  Sichuan farm affected was home to 165 swine with 68 diseased and 68  dead, while the Beijing site had 245 hogs, of which 85 were diseased and  64 died. The Xi'an farm was the biggest with 2,461 pigs, of which 53  were diseased and 26 died.

The  agricultural ministry sent a steering team to the farms and conducted  treatment on all sick and culled pigs, while blocking the movement of  all the animals and products to surrounding areas.

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Keywords: African swine fever