October 22, 2018 / 5:17 AM / 22 days ago

China confirms new African swine fever outbreak in Zhejiang province

BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) -

* China confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Taizhou, in Zhejiang province, the country’s agriculture ministry said on Monday

* The new case, found on a farm with 2,280 pigs, infected and killed 56 of the animals, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement published on its website on Monday

* China has culled 200,000 pigs following more than 40 outbreaks of the highly contagious disease since early August (Reporting by Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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