Pigs in Antipolo village test positive for African Swine Fever


Posted at Sep 23 2019 02:43 PM

MANILA- Several pigs in a village in Antipolo City tested positive for African Swine Fever, the Department of Agriculture announced Monday.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the village, which he refused to name, has been placed under quarantine.

Eleven villages in Quezon City and the provinces of Rizal and Bulacan have earlier been identified by the agriculture department as contaminated by the African Swine Fever.

African swine fever causes high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages, and death among domestic and wild pigs. It does not pose a health risk to humans.

The Philippines currently has 12 million hogs in its inventory and the industry is worth roughly P260 billion, Dar said.

- with a report from April Rafales, ABS-CBN News