March 15, 2023


ASF reported in Cebu, Philippines barangays in Carcar City



Three barangays in Carcar City, Cebu, the Philippines had cases of African swine fever (ASF), prompting authorities to place these areas under a state of calamity.


The Carcar Veterinary Office said 600 pigs had to be culled in the affected areas, according to a report by Darlene Cay on Unang Balita on March 14, based on information gathered by GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak.


The sale of pork meat at the Carcar Public Market has been slow. The Carcar City Council is preparing the assistance package that will be extended to affected hog raisers.


Seventeen towns and cities in Ilocos Norte have been downgraded into the yellow zone category after no more cases of ASF were reported in these areas, according to the same report on Unang Balita.


The Provincial Veterinary Office implemented strict monitoring to ensure that Ilocos Norte will be ASF-free.


All ‘sentinel' pigs or piglets from ASF-free areas and provided by the DA are subjected to testing.


Hog raisers also moved their pig pens farther away from affected areas to ensure the health of their animals.



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