More African swine fever cases in Philippines, China

More African swine fever cases in Philippines, China

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Further outbreaks of (ASF) have been reported in the Philippines, while the number of wild boar affected by the disease in South Korea has reached 347.

In the Philippines, a further six outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed, affecting more than 20,000 pigs in backyard herds. These cases were in the provinces of Davao Del Sur and Davao Del Norte, according to the latest official report from the Department of Agriculture to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Almost 2,300 of the pigs died, and more than 18,300 were culled to prevent the further spread of the disease. These infections were confirmed over the period February 2-7.