… Under the 1-7-10 protocol, bringing hogs in and out of the one-kilometer radius of the site of infection or ground zero is prohibited. The area will also eventually be depopulated. Within the seven-kilometer radius, hogs will be under surveillance with restricted movements while blood testing will be undertaken. For the 10-kilometer radius, a mandatory monitoring and reporting of swine disease occurrences shall be implemented… 

 

 

36,000 hogs lost to African swine fever as more areas affected

 

Louise Maureen Simeon, Philstar.com (Philippines) 

October 9, 2019

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is nowhere near containment of African swine fever as hog deaths have nearly doubled to 36,000 and with more areas getting affected.

 

In its latest bulletin, the Department of Agriculture Crisis Management Task Force said about 12,000 head of swine tested positive for ASF in more than 20 barangays in Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga and Quezon City.

 

"This represents one-third of the total depopulated pigs in ground zero," ASF Task Force head Reildrin Morales said.

 

This means that the remaining two-thirds of the pigs or 24,000 were culled due to the 1-7-10 protocol of the DA.

 

The 36,000 affected hogs is 0.28% of the country’s total hog population of 12.8 million hogs.

 

'1-7-10' protocol

 

Under the 1-7-10 protocol, bringing hogs in and out of the one-kilometer radius of the site of infection or ground zero is prohibited. The area will also eventually be depopulated.

 

Within the seven-kilometer radius, hogs will be under surveillance with restricted movements while blood testing will be undertaken. For the 10-kilometer radius, a mandatory monitoring and reporting of swine disease occurrences shall be implemented.

 

Just last week, the DA said only 20,000 pigs have died or have been culled due to the ASF.

 

The DA also confirmed new cases of ASF in two new areas in Quezon City—Tandang Sora and Commonwealth.

 

The other confirmed areas are the barangays in San Isidro, San Jose, Macabud, Geronimo, San Rafael, and Mascap in Rodriguez; San Mateo in Rizal; Barangay Cupang and another unidentified area in Antipolo, Barangay Pritil in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Barangay Bagong Silangan, Payatas, Tatalon, and Pasong Tamo in Quezon City, Mapandan in Pangasinan and two areas in Pampanga.

 

Cordillera is ASF-free ...

 

Local governments commended ...

 

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