African swine fever outbreaks show slowing trend in China: official


Source: Xinhua (China), Editor: ZX

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BEIJING, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- China is seeing a slowing trend in the outbreaks of African swine fever, an official said.


Thanks to the efforts from different sides, African swine fever outbreaks have become more sporadic, and "the disease is generally within control," vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs Yu Kangzhen told a Tuesday meeting.


Supply of pork remains sufficient and prices continue to be stable, Yu was cited in a statement posted Wednesday on the ministry's website.


However, the disease control and prevention remain complicated, in part due to complex routes of transmission, Yu said, calling for firm confidence in winning the long battle against the disease.


The vice minister also said that farmers must shoulder their due responsibilities...