China has ASF outbreaks in every single province

Hygiene & Biosecurity

The disease has already entered Tibet and Hainan island and the situation seems to be "out of control".

Posted on Apr 22 ,10:14

China has ASF outbreaks in every single province

Every single province in China is now affected by the African Swine Fever outbreaks, as the disease was reported in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country's southern coast.
The rapid and ongoing spread of the disease has raised concerns about a looming pork shortage in the world's top producer and consumer of the meat. Pork output fell 5.2% from a year earlier in the first three months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said last week and is expected to fall even further in the coming months. "The situation seems to be out of control", explained Yao Guiling, a livestock analyst with Guantong Futures.
Hainan island is a tourist destination and it was considered to have a good "natural barrier" against the disease. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs mentioned that Hainan would be the first region to set up areas free of African swine fever after the plan to establish zones to control the spread of the disease is implemented.

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