China’s five provinces of Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Tibet confirmed seven cases involved in highly pathogenic blue-ear disease outbreaks, announced China’s Agriculture Ministry (MOA).

The disease caused 3,278 pig deaths and 7,724 were culled as of October 20, showing a better pig production situation this year against 2008, said the government.

In addition, no large-scale swine disease outbreaks were found in China since September, added MOA.