(Yicai Global) Dec. 6 -- China has taken steps after three new cases of African swine fever in Beijing's Chang'an district, Luzhou in Sichuan province, and in Xi'an, capital of central Shaanxi province.
The outbreaks led to a combined 158 hog deaths while a further 206 were found to be diseased, the China Animal Disease Prevention and Control Center said in a statement.
The Sichuan farm affected was home to 165 swine with 68 diseased and 68 dead, while the Beijing site had 245 hogs, of which 85 were diseased and 64 died. The Xi'an farm was the biggest with 2,461 pigs, of which 53 were diseased and 26 died.
The agricultural ministry sent a steering team to the farms and conducted treatment on all sick and culled pigs, while blocking the movement of all the animals and products to surrounding areas.