Print Edition - 2018-09-03  |  World News Digest

China culls 38,000 pigs over swine fever fears

- AGENCIES, BEIJING

Sep 3, 2018-

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said on Sunday, as the world’s largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever. The disease has been discovered in five Chinese provinces, the official Xinhua news service reported, quoting statistics from the country’s ministry of agriculture. China reported its first case of the disease in August in northeast Liaoning province. Since then the disease has moved south, with cases discovered as far as 1,000km away, raising concerns it could infect pig farms across the country.

Published: 03-09-2018 09:03

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