Guizhou: Third African Swine Fever Outbreak This Month

China is a global competitor in many agricultural markets. ( Farm Journal Media )

Guizhou, a southwestern province of China, has reported new outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in two villages, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.

The latest outbreaks have killed 82 pigs and infected 114 more at farms in the two villages, Reuters reported.

This marks the third report of ASF in Guizhou province since the beginning of June. 

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said it will take years for China to contain the African swine fever (ASF) virus. 

Although ASF poses no risk to human health and does not impact food safety, it is devastating for the economy of pig farms and for international trade, with repercussions for the livelihoods of farmers. 

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