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African Swine Fever Spreads in Asia

Vietnam confirms cases; continues spread through China

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China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday it has confirmed the country’s ongoing African swine fever outbreak continues to spread across the nation, hitting the major livestock production province of Shandong in the east for the first time.

Reuters reports China has now reported more than 100 cases of African swine fever in 27 provinces and regions since last August.

The news organization also reports ASF has been detected on three farms in Vietnam, authorities said on Tuesday, the first confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease in the Southeast Asia country.

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