City still clear of swine fever

Local agricultural commission will perform health checks on city's pigs and take measures to prevent swine fever from entering into the city. 

The city agricultural commission will step up checks to prevent swine fever from entering the city and increase supervision of movement, origin and slaughter of livestock across the city.

Since August 3, African swine fever has appeared in five provinces. 

According to the commission, there is no evidence of swine fever in the city.

Li Erli, deputy director of the commission, said strict controls will prevent swine fever from entering the city and guarantee meat supplies, the security of the local pig breeding industry and public health. However, preparations are being made for emergencies

Ten outbreaks have been confirmed since early August. African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease of pigs. It does not affect humans or other animal species.

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