A pig carcass found on a beach on an uninhabited island near Matsu close to China tested positive for African swine fever, the authorities said Saturday [19 January 2019]. Earlier this month, another dead hog, found on a beach in Kinmen, also tested positive. In both cases, investigators assumed the carcasses had floated ashore from China as there were no hog farms in the vicinity, the Central News Agency reported…Full Article: Taiwan News Jan 2019

Key Points

  • On 17 January 2019, a dead hog infected with ASFV was reported to have washed ashore in Juguang Township, Lienchiang County (Matsu Islands), Taiwan. Lienchiang is located downstream from Fujian Province’s Minjiang River. Nanping (see 22 December 2018) is located on the Minjiang River.
  • On 31 December 2018, a dead hog infected with ASFV was reported to have washed ashore in Tianpu, Jinsha Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan. Kinmen is located roughly 3 km from Fujian Province and directly across from Xiamen.

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  • On 22 December 2018, ASFV was reported in Nanping, Yanping District, Fujian Province (5,765 pigs culled).
  • On 18 December 2018, ASFV was reported in Sanming, Youxi County, Fujian Province (11,923 pigs culled).
  • On 8 November 2018, ASFV was reported in the provinces of Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Jilin. Putian, Fujian Province, saw the most pigs culled at 4,521. It was also the first reported cases of African swine fever in Fujian and its neighobor Jiangxi.

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