The South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have announced an acute breakout of African swine fever which has spread out to a fourth province in the country, after a subsequent spate of outbreaks in April.

The disease was first reported in the country’s North Western Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces last month and has now spread to the Heilbron area of the central Free State Province.

“Veterinary services together with the industry are conducting follow-up investigations to trace the origin of the disease and to identify other farms that may possibly be affected,” the Ministry said in a statement.

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