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ASF spreads anew in Zamboanga

Roel Pareño - The Philippine Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — New cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been recorded in this city and affected hog farms in 10 barangays.

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVET) bared this yesterday, barely two weeks after it announced that the spread of the swine disease in the city had been contained.

“It just so happened many villages observed fiestas recently. We cannot monitor the people who were bringing ‘takeout’ from the celebration and unfortunately and possibly, the pigs that were slaughtered for the celebration were infected. That’s one of the factors why there was a spread in Zamboanga City,” Dr. Arnedo Agbayani, assistant city veterinarian, said.

He said the OCVET is intensifying border control and quarantine checkpoints and conducting an information drive to prevent the spread of ASF.                                                                                                         

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