October 26, 2018 / 11:18 AM / a month ago

China confirms second swine fever outbreak in southwestern Guizhou province

BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) -

* China confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Guizhou province on Friday.

* The new case, the second confirmed in the southwestern province, was on a small farm with 49 pigs in the Qixingguan district in Bijie city, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on its website.

* China has reported more than 40 outbreaks of the highly contagious disease since early August. (Reporting by Meng Meng and Aizhu Chen)

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