Another pork product from China tests positive for African swine fever

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/07
By: Yang Su-min and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) A packet of pork wonton originating in China has tested positive for African swine

Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine

fever (ASF), bringing the total number of such cases to 30, Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Thursday.

The packet of pork wonton was found discarded in a bin at the Port of Taipei by a passenger who traveled from Pingtan in China’s Fujian Province by cruise ship Feb. 20, the center said.

Samples were sent to the Council of Agriculture’s Animal Health Research Institute for laboratory testing and found to contain sequences of gene fragments identical to those of the swine fever virus strain in China, according to the center.

Since October 2018, a total of 30 pork products from China have been confirmed as infected with ASF, including one in October, two in November, four in December, 11 in January, 11 in February and one in March.    [FULL  STORY]

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