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·         ASF Hits India; Continues in Poland, Asia and Beyond

·         43 pigs dead as possible ASF cases in Quezon



ASF Hits India; Continues in Poland, Asia and Beyond


Source: National Pork Board

via FarmJournal's Pork - June 24, 2020


Authorities in India officially reported African swine fever (ASF) to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) last month after tests confirmed pigs on several farms (shown by the red dots) were positive for the disease in the far northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh (corner between China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh). In all, the official OIE report showed 10,920 infected pigs in the affected districts of both states and deaths of 3,701 pigs with 4,199 cases. The report further showed a mortality rate of 34% and a fatality rate at 88% due to ASF.


According to information from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture reporting on the world health situation, there are new suspected cases of ASF in wild boar found dead in the district of Siang, in Arunachal Pradesh, where outbreaks had occurred on pig farms. Six wild boar carcasses have been found in a forest in the district, and samples have been taken for analysis at the country's national reference laboratory.


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43 pigs dead as possible ASF cases in Quezon


By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer

Inquirer Southern Luzon - June 25, 2020


LUCENA CITY –– At least 43 pigs have died possibly from African Swine Fever (ASF) in General Luna town in Quezon province.


Mayor Matt Erwin Florido reported on his Facebook Thursday that 22 more hogs were killed in a pre-emptive culling to prevent the spread of the viral animal infection in the area.


On Tuesday, Florido ordered the “lockdown” on all pigs to prevent the movement of hogs in and out of the municipality after authorities recorded a confirmed ASF case in Barangay San Jose.


A team of veterinarians from the provincial government and the Department of Agriculture in Calabarzon have started pre-emptive culling and stamping out the process on all pigs within the 500-meter radius from the origin of the confirmed ASF.


Dr. Flomella Caguicla, Quezon provincial veterinarian, disclosed that there were also ASF cases in Macalelon town.


“It’s alarming. We’re now busy taking samples and pre-emptive culling,” Caguicla said in an online interview Wednesday.


Macalelon is adjacent to General Luna, both located in the Bondoc Peninsula district.


Caguicla disclosed that local authorities detected the ASF virus in their area after the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine that aims to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...