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China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

BEIJING: China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever this is threating the rustic's vital red meat industry.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has reported the disease have been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the central province of Hunan, the place four,600 pigs are being raised.

Rules require all pigs on an affected farm will have to be culled and disposed of and the area quarantined and decontaminated.

First detected in August, the disease has killed more than 1 million pigs in China, prompting restrictions on shipments of most of China's 700 million swine, even healthy ones.

That has disrupted provides of red meat, China's staple meat, to important cities whilst prices collapsed in spaces with an oversupply of pigs that farmers are barred from shipping to other provinces.

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