ASF breaks out in inner Mongolia

According to Reuters report, China’s agriculture ministry confirmed that there was an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) on a farm in the northern region of Inner Mongolia, making it the 10th outbreak to be reported so far this year.

The outbreak was located on a farm near Baotou city of 432 pigs, of which 343 died.

“The epidemic is occurring in spots and no regional outbreaks have occurred,” said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in a statement on its website.

The outbreak follows news that China’s agriculture ministry has announced plans to divide the country into five regions to be charged with greater responsibility to prevent and control African swine fever, as well as other animal diseases.

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