Swine fever quar­an­tine ends in eastern city

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

Au­thor­i­ties lifted a quar­an­tine on Oct 23 in an eastern city where an African swine fever out­break oc­curred last month. Lab­o­ra­tory tests and on-site as­sess­ments by lo­cal au­thor­i­ties showed that the epi­demic had been elim­i­nated in the city of Tongling, An­hui prov­ince, the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral Af­fairs said. No new case has been dis­cov­ered in six weeks. Mean­while, a new out­break of African swine fever has been con­firmed in Hu­nan prov­ince, the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Ru­ral Af­fairs said on Oct 23. Of the 546 pigs raised on a lo­cal farm in Yiyang, 44 were in­fected and 17 died, the min­istry said in a state­ment on its web­site. In Changde, 208 of the 268 pigs on a lo­cal farm were in­fected and 31 were dead, the state­ment said. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties have ini­ti­ated an emer­gency re­sponse to cull and dis­in­fect the pigs.

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