China has reined in the African swine fever epidemic with 916,000 pigs culled as of Jan. 14, the agriculture and rural affairs ministry said Tuesday. “Outbreaks are sporadic and not at epidemic proportions,” according to ministry spokesperson Guang Defu…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2019

Key Point

  • As of 14 January 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, an estimated 916,000 pigs had been culled.

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  • As of 23 November 2018, an estimated 600,000 pigs had been culled across China due to Africa swine fever.
  • As of 1 September 2018, China had culled more than 38,000 pigs nationwide due to African swine fever.
  • As of 22 August 2018, China had culled 20,000 pigs, of which roughly 15,000 were in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province. Five days later, the number culled across China topped 25,000 pigs.

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