African swine fever: China continues to struggle to contain outbreaks
The outbreaks were found on two farms with a total of 900 pigs in the city of Harbin, with 269 pigs confirmed to have died from the disease, the Ministry said, citing a China Animal Disease Control Centre report.
African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs but not humans or other animals.
China reported its first case of the disease in August in Liaoning province. Later outbreaks were reported in several other provincial regions.
(With inputs from agencies.)