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China confirms African swine fever in top pig region Sichuan

November 16, 2018 2:39 AM
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agricultural ministry confirmed on Friday the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever in the southwest province of Sichuan, the country’s top pig-producing region, raising the likelihood of a major impact to pork supplies in coming months.

The outbreak was found on a farm of 40 pigs in Yibin city, in Sichuan’s southeast.

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