ASF confirmed in the Philippines for first time

ASF confirmed in the Philippines for first time

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New outbreaks continue in other regions of Asia

The presence of the ASF virus in 14 of the 20 samples taken from affected animals has now been confirmed by an international laboratory, reports ABS-CBN. More than 7,400 animals have been culled in parts of the two provinces near to the disease outbreaks. According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, these areas are now “clear of the disease,” and monitoring of pigs even more than 10 kilometers of the outbreaks has revealed no further cases.