China: Multiple Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in China

China reported a second and third outbreak of African Swine Fever, this time in the heart of China’s pig producing area. The second outbreak was identified on August 14, involving 30 dead pigs in a slaughterhouse in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. The diseased pigs were traced back to a farm 1,500 miles away in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. China reported this event to the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) on August 16 and has quarantined the slaughterhouse and is carrying out surveillance activities in Heilongjiang Province. The third outbreak was reported on August 19, on a farm in Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, involving 88 dead pigs. These outbreaks follow on the heels of an August 1 outbreak in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province where 47 pigs died from African Swine Fever. This report also contains an unofficial translation of China’s African Swine Fever Contingency Plan.

China: Multiple Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in China