Philippines reports cases of ASF in remote Abra towns

Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported in four remote villages in Abra province, according to provincial animal health authorities.
calendar icon 10 May 2021
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The MAO believes that the virus spread in April after a resident of the town brought home a wild boar. Boliney’s Mayor, Benido Balao-as, has temporarily prohibited hunting within the town, and banned the transportation of pig meat.

“We are also implementing biosecurity measures like depopulation, disinfection and regular reporting through barangay officials and the local government unit,” Balao-as said.

Animal health authorities believe that there are ASF cases in both wild and domestic pigs in different areas of the towns.

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