February 14, 2024


ASF outbreak detected in Cagayan, Philippines


The Provincial Veterinary Office in Cagayan, Philippines confirmed the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the towns of Penablanca and Alcala, raising concerns about the spread of the highly contagious disease, GMA News reported.


A total of 33 swine in Penablanca and Alcala were identified as infected with ASF. In Penablanca, 12 swine displaying symptoms of ASF were culled and buried to prevent further spread of the disease.


Similarly, in Barangays Centro Sur and Tupang in Alcala, 21 swine tested positive for ASF, prompting immediate measures to contain the outbreak. Authorities have enforced restrictions on the movement of pork and swine to and from the affected areas to prevent the spread of the virus.


In response to the outbreak, extensive disinfection efforts will be carried out in the affected regions to mitigate the risk of ASF transmission and safeguard the local swine population.


-      GMA News

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