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Iloilo City records 1st ASF case

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The first African swine fever (ASF) case in Iloilo City was detected in Barangay Tacas, Jaro district.

Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed that out of 17 samples taken from the area, one tested positive for ASF, citing a report from the Department of Agriculture.

ASF is a viral disease that affects both domestic and wild pigs and has a 100% fatality rate. Despite having devastating effects on pig populations and the farming industry, it poses no threat to human health. (https://bit.ly/3OyqN4e)

Treñas assured the public that the city government, through its ASF taskforce, will follow proper protocols in the disposal of hogs within a 500-meter radius of the infected hog farm.

He also told barangay officials and residents that any dead pig should be reported immediately and not dumped in the city’s waterways.

Quarantine measures have been implemented in Zone 5, Barangay Tacas, Jaro, and corresponding assistance will be provided to affected hog farmers, according to the city mayor.

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