The Press Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced on March 9 that Huaying City, Sichuan Province, detected an African swine fever epidemic from the seized piglets transported illegally from other provinces.
On March 9, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs received a report from the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center, which was confirmed by the Sichuan Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center and was found in a truck of illegally transferred piglets from other provinces at the Tianchi Expressway in Huaying City African swine fever epidemic. At the time of the seizure, the car was carrying 10 piglets, 2 of them became ill, and 2 died.
After the outbreak, the local area quickly activated an emergency plan, culled all piglets and treated them harmlessly, and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the relevant disposal sites, environment, roads and transportation vehicles. Currently, the investigation and retrospective work of the epidemic is underway.