BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in northeast China's Liaoning Province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Monday.
Among 3,358 pigs raised in several villages in the city of Yingkou, 334 were confirmed to be affected and 93 died, according to a China Animal Disease Control Center report.
Local authorities have initiated an emergency response mechanism to block, cull and disinfect the affected pigs.
The outbreak is now under effective control.
African swine fever is highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs. It does not affect humans or other animals.
China reported its first case of the disease in August in Liaoning. Later outbreaks were reported in several other provinces.