November 5, 2018 / 9:08 AM / 8 days ago

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in southern Hunan province

BEIJING, Nov 5 (Reuters) -

* China’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it had confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in southern Hunan province

* The highly contagious disease killed 4 pigs on a farm of 119 head in Baojing county, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website

* China, the world’s top pork producer, has reported around 50 outbreaks of the deadly disease across 13 provinces since it was first detected in early August (Reporting by Dominique Patton; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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