A new case of African swine fever has been confirmed in Guangzhou, in the southern province of Guangdong, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
At a farm of more than 6,000 pigs in Guangzhou Huangpu District, nine pigs died after being infected with the viral disease, the ministry said, quoting a report on animal diseases in China.
Local authorities have initiated a readiness to block transport, abolish and disinfect the affected pigs.
African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs, but not humans or other animals.
China reported its first case in August in Liaoning Province. Later outbreaks were reported in other provincial regions.