China: Denies African swine fever outbreak
Chinese officials denied last week reports from
foreign media that African swine fever had broken out in the north-eastern
province of Heilongjiang.
The Ministry of Agriculture confirmed that pigs on 76 swine farms and
households in 14 towns in the cities of Huli and Mishan have been tested
Foreign media had reported that an outbreak of the disease had occurred in
the above locations.
The ministry confirmed that pigs' blood and tissue samples had been tested
according to stipulations laid down by the World Organisation for Animal Health
(OIE) and the pigs were proved to be healthy.
China has never experienced African swine fever and the country bans all
imports of live pigs and pork products from African countries hit by the
â€¢ Chinese Ministry of
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