China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs has announced new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR).
“The viral virus has killed 1 pig and infected 42 more in a village in Gangbei district, Guigang city,” the Ministry said in an official statement on Sunday.
“A team was immediately dispatched to the region,” the statement read.
In addition, the ministry has forbidden transport of all pigs and related products out of or into the blockade region.
Noteworthy, ASF is believed to infect only pigs, and no humans or other species have thus far been infected.
On Friday, “Bulgaria confirmed a new case of ASF among backyard pigs in Novachene village near the town of Pleven in the north of the country,” the national food safety agency said.
Bulgaria already reported two cases of African swine fever among backyard pigs in the same region last Thursday.