More African swine fever cases in the Philippines

More African swine fever cases in the Philippines

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Cases of ASF have been reported for the first time in another province of the Philippines, while one of the disease-affected areas of Indonesia is calling for additional government support to control the infection.

Between August 23, 2019, and February 4, there were 38 more outbreaks of the disease, according to the latest report from the agriculture department to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Affected units are described as “mostly backyard farms,” involving a total of 17,406 pigs. Just over 100 animals died, and the rest have been destroyed.