BEIJING (Reuters) –

China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in its central province of Henan

The O-type strain of the disease was found in five pigs at a slaughter plant, leading to the culling of 173 pigs, the ministry said, adding that the outbreak was under control

That is the seventh case of the O-type strain of the disease found in livestock this year

(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Josephine Mason; Editing by Tom Hogue)