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  • Philippines: 2019/2020 African Swine Fever

    Source: https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/...ver-in-PH.html

    Hogs tested for disease amid suspected African Swine Fever in PH
    By CNN Philippines Staff
    Published Aug 19, 2019 2:52:56 PM

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) — The Department of Agriculture has sought the help of foreign laboratories to confirm the cause of the increase in mortality rates of pigs in the country, Secretary William Dar said on Monday.

    This comes amid suspected cases of African Swine Fever in the country, which led to the issuance of a new travel advisory from Taiwan that it will impose tighter inspection of carry-on baggage from those traveling from the Philippines.

    Dar said the Agriculture department has received reports from the Bureau of Animal Industry of an increased rate of deaths among pigs raised by farmers in their backyards. An increase of at least two percent was recorded in the affected areas, the reports said.

    He refused to disclose the result of tests by local laboratories so as not to create unnecessary panic. He only said there was a "suspected animal disease" in the country. He also did not want to say where the case or cases were recorded...

  • #2
    Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2...-says-da-chief

    Swine disease in Rizal not ASF, says DA chief
    20shares21
    Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am

    MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar disclosed on Sunday that the government has already identified the disease that caused the recent deaths of pigs in Rizal province, but definitely it’s not the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF).

    Dar, however, refused to reveal the cause of pig deaths because they do not want to create panic among the people.

    “We knew the disease, but we did not identify this yet because we don’t want to create panic. The hog industry is P260 billion today. We are managing, containing and controlling it,” Dar said...

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    • #3
      HEALTH NEWSSEPTEMBER 8, 2019 / 10:48 PM / UPDATED 12 HOURS AGO

      Philippines declares first African swine fever outbreak near Manila

      Enrico Dela Cruz
      4 MIN READ

      MANILA (Reuters) - Dead pigs found in some backyard farms in the Philippines tested positive for African swine fever, the country’s agriculture chief said on Monday, the first outbreak of the virus detected in the world’s 10th largest pork consumer.

      The announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by Agriculture Secretary William Dar after reports last month of an unusual number of pig deaths in backyard farms in Rizal province, near the Philippine capital of Manila.
      ...
      “Out of the 20 blood samples (sent to the United Kingdom for testing), 14 are positive with African swine fever,” he said in a media briefing.
      ...
      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-p...-idUSKCN1VU07V


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      DA-CMTF Bulletin No. 5: On vigorously enforcing “1-7-10 Protocol” to manage, contain, and control suspected swine disease; result of confirmatory test

      Author: DA Communications Group | 9 September 2019

      Upon receipt of incident reports of a suspected swine disease that occurred in small backyard farms in Rizal province, the Department of Agriculture (DA) immediately directed the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to collect and send blood samples to the World Reference Laboratory in Pirbright, England, which also happens to be the OIE Reference Laboratory for African Swine Fever.

      We sent the samples to England to ascertain what really caused the pig mortalities. To date, we believe we have successfully managed the issue, as a misstep could erode the gains and competitiveness of the country’s P260-billion-peso swine industry that provides and sustains the livelihood of millions of Filipino families, as roughly two-thirds or 65 percent of the industry is contributed by small backyard raisers.

      We commend our Crisis Management Task Force (CMTF) on Swine for overseeing the vigorous implementation of appropriate measures – notably the “1-7-10 Protocol” – to effectively manage, contain and control the situation, as well provide timely and accurate information for all stakeholders and the general public.

      We also activated and mobilized respective Quick Response Teams (QRTs) at DA Regional Field Offices to implemented complementary measures.

      We maintain that meat and meat products — with appropriate NMIS or National Meat Inspection Service seal and veterinary health certificate issued by the DA-BAI and veterinary offices of LGUs — sold in public markets are safe for human consumption.

      To complement the above measures, we have issued to date three administrative orders, namely:

      Guidelines in securing certificate of farm disease-free status in disease outbreak areas. This enables owners to get needed certification from DA-BAI, declaring their farm is disease-free, and not affected by current swine disease in subject area;

      Revised guidelines on the local movement of swine, pork, pork products and pork by-products outside disease outbreak areas. This policy strengthens current procedures on said subject; and
      Veterinary quarantine movement protocol during animal disease outbreaks/emergencies. This ensures a protocol is in place and to manage, contain and control a suspected swine disease.
      While our vigilance continues, we commend our dependable partners in the local swine industry, concerned local government units, the military, and the Philippine National Police for their strong support, cooperation and assistance in the various measures we carried out on the ground.

      They have been engaged all throughout this episode — and we will continue to do so — in keeping with the Department of Agriculture’s policy of participatory and consultative decision-making.

      Today, we wish to announce the results of the confirmatory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. It is African Swine Fever positive. We have yet to receive the viral isolation test from UK.

      Rest assured that the DA is on top of the situation. We are prepared to respond to all scenarios. We assure the public there is enough supply of pork in the market.

      We are pleased to report that we have already suspended the ground operations in Rizal and will now focus on cleaning and disinfection operations. However, we will remain vigilant and continue to vigorously conduct surveillance and quarantine measures.

      Although the disease does not pose any hazard or risk to humans, it is very infectious among pigs, and can easily spread from one farm to another if not properly managed.

      Hence, we will strengthen our collaboration with industry stakeholders, LGUs and other partners to protect our animal population against emerging diseases, and ensure safe meat and meat products for pork-loving Filipinos.

      For swine raisers, we wish to remind them to enhance their biosecurity measures, promptly report any unusual animal mortalities in their respective farms, and avoid swill feeding.

      For consumers, we advise them to remain vigilant when buying meat and meat products, and always look for the “NMIS” seal as a guarantee.

      Let us continue to do our respective part in these efforts.

      Kindly report any animal disease incidence to your respective municipal, city or provincial Veterinary offices, or call/text the DA CMTF at 0995-1329339 or 0920-8543119. ###

      http://www.da.gov.ph/da-cmtf-bulleti...irmatory-test/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        African swine fever,
        Philippines
        Information received on 09/09/2019 from Dr Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Quezon City, Philippines
        Summary
        Report type Immediate notification
        Date of start of the event 25/07/2019
        Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2019
        Report date 09/09/2019
        Date submitted to OIE 09/09/2019
        Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
        Causal agent African swine fever virus
        Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
        This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
        New outbreaks (7)
        Outbreak cluster 1 Province of Rizal, San Jose, San Isidro, Macabud, Geronimo, San Rafael, Mascap, Cupang, Rodriguez and Antipolo, Rizal (7 outbreaks)
        Date of start of the outbreak 25/07/2019
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Backyard
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Swine 7952 536 536 7416 0
        Affected population Mostly backyard farms.
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 7
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
        Swine 7952 536 536 7416 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Swine 6.74% 6.74% 100.00% 100.00%
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        • Illegal movement of animals
        • Swill feeding
        • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
        Epidemiological comments Suspected swill feeding, then spread through illegal movement of already sick pigs that were being sold at a lower price.
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
        • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
        • Screening
        • Quarantine
        • Official destruction of animal products
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Stamping out
        • Zoning
        • Disinfection
        • Ante and post-mortem inspections
        • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • Traceability
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        Animal Disease Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (ADDRL) (National laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 16/08/2019 Positive
        The Pirbright Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine real-time PCR 30/08/2019 Positive
        The Pirbright Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine virus isolation Pending
        The Pirbright Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine virus sequencing Pending
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=31677
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 / 4:28 AM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO

          Philippines reports more African swine fever outbreaks
          ...
          There are now 12 villages with backyard farms affected by the disease — two in Metro Manila and 10 in nearby Rizal and Bulacan provinces — excluding those central Luzon areas that Agriculture Secretary William Dar declined to identify.
          ...
          https://www.reuters.com/article/us-p...-idUSKBN1W80SX
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

          Comment


          • #6
            Source: https://philippineslifestyle.com/afr...imon-pampanga/

            African Swine Fever now in San Simon Pampanga
            By Margret Fermin -
            October 12, 2019

            Department of Agriculture (DA) and local government culled thousand of hogs after the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reached San Simon, Pampanga.

            The town’s Mayor Abundio Punsalan Jr. said DA slaughtered and buried at least 3,000 pigs at San Simon’s government center to prevent ASF from spreading.

            “Some hog raisers reported that their pigs died due to the virus, so I already ordered the culling of the rest to immediately contain the virus,” Punsalan said.

            San Simon is the first confirmed ASF case in Pampanga. The local government earlier banned the entry of pigs from other areas, especially from the nearby province Bulacan where the ASF outbreak was first reported.

            Punsalan also said, as of now, the hog industry of San Simon, Pampanga, already lost P15,000,000 due to the African Swine Fever virus...

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            • #7
              Source: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/enterta...more-provinces

              Philippines detects African swine fever infections in two more provinces
              Last Updated
              October 18, 2019
              3:57 AM EDT

              MANILA — The highly contagious and deadly African swine fever virus has spread to two more provinces in the Philippines, the world’s 10th-largest pork consumer, officials said on Friday.

              Cases of infections were detected in some areas in Cavite, south of the nation’s capital Manila, and in Nueva Ecija on Luzon island.

              Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla confirmed the cases detected in two villages in his province and said a “lockdown” had been declared to contain the disease...

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              • #8
                Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/118062...hes-pangasinan


                Swine fever reaches Pangasinan
                7 villages in Bayambang town under calamity state as virus found in local hogs
                By: Yolanda Sotelo - Correspondent
                Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:19 AM October 23, 2019

                BAYAMBANG, PANGASINAN—The African swine fever virus has been detected in 30 blood samples taken from a backyard piggery here, prompting the town government to place at least seven villages under a state of calamity on Monday.

                More than 400 pigs had been culled and buried since Oct. 18 in Barangay Apalen, where the swine fever infestation was first reported, said Mayor Cezar Quiambao...

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                • #9
                  African swine fever,
                  Philippines
                  Information received on 30/10/2019 from Dr Ronnie Domingo, Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Manila, Philippines
                  Summary
                  Report type Follow-up report No. 1
                  Date of start of the event 25/07/2019
                  Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2019
                  Report date 30/10/2019
                  Date submitted to OIE 30/10/2019
                  Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
                  Causal agent African swine fever virus (genotype II)
                  Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
                  This event pertains to the whole country
                  Related reports Immediate notification (09/09/2019)
                  Follow-up report No. 1 (30/10/2019)
                  New outbreaks (9)
                  Outbreak 1 Bagong Silangan, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 15/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 1256 0
                  Affected population One hundred and eighty-seven individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 2 Payatas, Payatas, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 18/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 3083 0
                  Affected population Two hundreds and forty-seven individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 3 Baloling, Baloling, Mapandan, Pangasinan
                  Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 163 0 163 0
                  Affected population Twenty-four individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 4 Tatalon, Tatalon, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 28/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 84 0
                  Affected population Eight individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 5 Pasong Tamo, Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 29/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 303 0
                  Affected population Thirty-three individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 6 Apalen, Apalen, Bayambang, Pangasinan
                  Date of start of the outbreak 30/09/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 108 87 59 49 0
                  Affected population Two individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 7 Roxas, Roxas, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 02/10/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 17 0
                  Affected population One individual backyard holding was affected.
                  Outbreak 8 Tandang Sora, Tandang Sora, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 06/10/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 22 0
                  Affected population Individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Outbreak 9 Commonwealth, Commonwealth, Quezon City, Manila, Second District
                  Date of start of the outbreak 18/10/2019
                  Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                  Epidemiological unit Village
                  Affected animals
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 154 0
                  Affected population Six individual backyard holdings were affected.
                  Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 9
                  Total animals affected
                  Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                  Swine 271 87 ** 59 5131 0
                  Outbreak statistics
                  Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                  Swine ** ** ** **
                  *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
                  **Not calculated because of missing information
                  Epidemiology
                  Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
                  • Unknown or inconclusive
                  • Illegal movement of animals
                  • Swill feeding
                  • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
                  Epidemiological comments Suspected swill feeding, then spread through illegal movement of already sick pigs that were being sold at a lower price.
                  Control measures
                  Measures applied
                  • Movement control inside the country
                  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
                  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
                  • Screening
                  • Quarantine
                  • Official destruction of animal products
                  • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                  • Stamping out
                  • Zoning
                  • Disinfection
                  • Ante and post-mortem inspections
                  • Vaccination prohibited
                  • No treatment of affected animals
                  Measures to be applied
                  • Traceability
                  Diagnostic test results
                  Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
                  The Pirbright Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine virus isolation 11/09/2019 Positive
                  The Pirbright Institute (OIE Reference Laboratory) Swine virus sequencing 11/09/2019 Positive
                  Future Reporting
                  The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                  ...

                  https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32198
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #10
                    African swine fever,
                    Philippines
                    Information received on 04/11/2019 from Dr Ronnie Domingo, Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Manila, Philippines
                    Summary
                    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
                    Date of start of the event 25/07/2019
                    Date of confirmation of the event 30/08/2019
                    Report date 04/11/2019
                    Date submitted to OIE 04/11/2019
                    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
                    Causal agent African swine fever virus (genotype II)
                    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
                    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
                    Related reports Immediate notification (09/09/2019)
                    Follow-up report No. 1 (30/10/2019)
                    Follow-up report No. 2 (04/11/2019)
                    New outbreaks (24)
                    Outbreak 1 Guiguinto, Cutcut, Daungan, Dulong Gubat, Ilang ilang, Malis, Poblacion, Pritil, Pulong Gubat, Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rita, Tabang, Tabe, Tiaong, Tuktukan, Guiguinto, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 19/08/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 1999 42 0 1999 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 2 San Luis, Sto. Nino, San Roque, San Luis, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 02/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 4266 7 0 4266 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 3 Malolos, Anilao, Atlag, Bangkal, Barihan, Caingin, Dakila, Ligas, Longos, Look 1st, Lugam, Mambog, Matimbo, Mojon, Panasahan, Pinagbakahan, San Pablo, Santisima Trinidad, Santor, Taal, Tikay, Malolos, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 2279 29 8 2271 0
                    Affected population Commercial and backyard farms
                    Outbreak 4 Plaridel, Bagong Silang, Banga II, Bulihan, Dampol, Lagundi, Parulan, Rueda, San Jose, Sipat, Sto. Nino, Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 03/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 4277 28 16 4261 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 5 Calumpit, Balite, Balungaw, Buguion, Calizo, Calumpang, Caniogan, Frances, Gatbuca, Iba o''este, Longos, Meyto, Palimbang, Pandukot, Piocruzcosa, Poblacion, Pungo, San Jose, San Miguel, Sapang Bayan, Sergio Bayan, Sta. Lucia, Sucol, Calumpit, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 05/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 2599 14 12 2587 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 6 Minalin, San Isidro, Lourdes, Sta. Maria, Minalin, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 05/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 1004 22 982 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 7 Balagtas, Borol 2nd, Longos, Panginay, Pulong Gubat, San Juan, Balagtas, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 09/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 1683 11 0 1683 0
                    Affected population Commercial and backyard farms
                    Outbreak 8 Bulakan, Bagumbayan, Balubad, Bambang,Matungao, Maysantol, Pitpitan, San Francisco, San Jose, San Nicolas, Sta. Ana, Sta. Ines, Tibig, Bulakan, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 09/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 2452 33 2419 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 9 Pandi, Bagbaguin, Bakabakahan, Pandi, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 13/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 3194 105 0 3194 0
                    Affected population Commercial and backyard farms
                    Outbreak 10 Apalit, Cansinala, San Vicente, Apalit, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 17/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 1458 83 1375 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 11 Baliuag, Barangca, Calantipay, Katolinan, Makinabang, Matangtubig, Pagala, Piel, Pinagbarilan, Tarcan, Tilapayong, Baliuag, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 18/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 4419 90 0 4419 0
                    Affected population Commercial and backyard farms
                    Outbreak 12 Hagonoy, Iba ibayo, San Isidro, Hagonoy, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 124 30 0 124 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 13 Paombong, Kapitangan, Pinalagdan, San Isidro Dos, Sto. Rosario, Sto. Nino, Paombong, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 549 30 0 549 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 14 Angeles City, Malabanas, Sapang Batao, Cutud, Pulung Maragul, Cuayan, Mining, Angeles City, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 285 7 0 285 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 15 San Simon, San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 20/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 2703 4 0 2703 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 16 Pulilan, Balatong B, Dampol 2nd, Inaon, Sta. Peregrina, Taal, Tabon, Pulilan, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 24/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 954 62 0 954 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 17 Candaba, Dulong Ilog, Bambang, Talang, Mandasig, Candaba, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 25/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 5308 5 0 5308 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 18 Baritan, Baritan, Malabon City, Manila, Third District
                    Date of start of the outbreak 27/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 11 2 0 11 0
                    Affected population Two backyard hog raisers were affected.
                    Outbreak 19 City of San Fernando, San Pedro Cutud, San Felipe, Pandaras, San Juan, San Isidro, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 30/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 212 18 0 212 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 20 Bustos, Catacte, Malamig, Bustos, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 30/09/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 81 30 0 81 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 21 San Rafael, Tambubong, Ulingao, San Rafael, Bulacan
                    Date of start of the outbreak 01/10/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 126 0 126 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 22 168/Deparo, 168/Deparo, Caloocan City, Manila, Third District
                    Date of start of the outbreak 07/10/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 103 30 3 100 0
                    Affected population 12 individual backyard hog raisers were affected.
                    Outbreak 23 Bacolor, Cabalantian, Magliman, Bacolor, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 08/10/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 217 7 0 217 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Outbreak 24 Porac, Senora, Porac, Pampanga
                    Date of start of the outbreak 08/10/2019
                    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
                    Epidemiological unit Village
                    Affected animals
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 177 4 0 177 0
                    Affected population Backyard farms
                    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 24
                    Total animals affected
                    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
                    Swine 40480 555 ** 177 40303 0
                    Outbreak statistics
                    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
                    Swine ** 0.44% ** 100.00%
                    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
                    **Not calculated because of missing information
                    Epidemiology
                    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
                    • Illegal movement of animals
                    • Swill feeding
                    • Fomites (humans, vehicles, feed, etc.)
                    Control measures
                    Measures applied
                    • Movement control inside the country
                    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
                    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
                    • Screening
                    • Quarantine
                    • Official destruction of animal products
                    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
                    • Stamping out
                    • Zoning
                    • Disinfection
                    • Ante and post-mortem inspections
                    • Vaccination prohibited
                    • No treatment of affected animals
                    Measures to be applied
                    • Traceability
                    Future Reporting
                    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
                    ...

                    https://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/w...reportid=32303
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/11/06/af...-pigs-at-risk/


                      African swine fever deaths rise to 70,000; over 40,000 pigs at risk
                      Updated November 6, 2019, 6:07 PM
                      By Madeleine Miraflor

                      More than 40,000 hogs in the Philippines are now at risk of contracting the deadly swine disease African swine fever (ASF) while the virus has already resulted in the death and culling of about 70,000 pigs in more areas in Luzon.

                      More than 40,000 hogs in the Philippines are now at risk of contracting the deadly swine disease African swine fever (ASF) while the virus has already resulted in the death and culling of about 70,000 pigs in more areas in Luzon.

                      This developed as the ASF, a fatal animal disease among hogs, already crept into the third district of the country’s capital, Manila, and continues to kill more hogs in Bulacan and Pampanga.

                      In a notification to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the country’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Ronnie Domingo said that 40,480 pigs in the Philippines are now susceptible to contract the deadly swine disease amid the rising ASF outbreaks across Luzon.

                      The report also revealed that backyard farms in Malabon and Caloocan were also recently hit by the virus.

                      Industry sources confirmed this, noting that ASF struck these areas two weeks ago.

                      ASF Crisis Management Team Head Rieldrin Morales said ASF was first detected in Rizal Province in August and had since then spread to Cavite, Quezon City, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Antipolo.

                      Of these areas, Bulacan and Pampanga were the hardest hit, recording more than 20,000 hog deaths each.

                      The country’s latest report to OIE showed that the virus has been spreading fast in these two provinces, with more than 500 new ASF cases detected amid reports that some backyard hog raisers in Caloocan began dumping their dead hogs in Bulacan.

                      In total, there are now 555 actual ASF cases in the Philippines, pushing the total number of ASF outbreaks to 24...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/119798...d-off-da-chief


                        ASF affected 497 villages; outbreak eased off – DA chief
                        By: Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter
                        INQUIRER.net / 03:31 PM December 04, 2019

                        MANILA, Philippines — A total of 497 villages have been affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus but its spread in outbreak areas has leveled down for the last two months, the chief of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Wednesday.

                        In a roundtable discussion with the Inquirer, DA Secretary William Dar said the 425 affected barangays are in Central Luzon, 46 in Calabarzon, 19 in Metro Manila, and seven in Ilocos Region. This figure covers up to November 30.

                        Affected barangays are those that have recorded positive cases of ASF and have conducted swine depopulation as part of disease control, explained Dar...

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/120518...rowers-traders

                          African swine fever hits hard on PH hog growers, traders
                          By: Karl R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet
                          Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:54 AM December 24, 2019

                          MANILA, Philippines — Two months after the first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in Rizal province in September, the disease had spread to seven provinces, and 55 cities and towns in Luzon, resulting in the culling of over 136,770 pigs.

                          While the number represents less than 1 percent of the Philippine hog population, the impact of ASF has gone beyond pig statistics, said Ronnie Domingo, director of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).

                          Consumers are shunning pork, hog raisers and meat processors are losing, and the government is spending billions of pesos to contain the disease and aid affected livestock producers, Domingo said.

                          The ASF outbreak occurred a few months before the Christmas holidays, when demand for pork, ham and the party staple lechon (roast pig) surges.

                          The industry, especially the commercial and backyard hog raisers, was hit hard when the Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed the presence of ASF in the domestic hog population.

                          Traffic continues

                          According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, one of the DA’s biggest problems is how to effectively check industry players who continue to sell and move live hogs and pork products tainted with ASF in order to cut their losses.

                          In October, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intercepted two shipping containers from China, where the first cases of ASF were reported. Their cargo of pork products had been misdeclared as tomato paste and vermicelli.

                          In the Chinatown district in Binondo, Manila, pork and meat products from China were being sold even when their importation had been banned.

                          Some traders have turned to online selling, tapping social media platforms to offer pork and processed meat, such as local favorites tocino (cured pork) and longganisa (pork sausage), from Luzon to areas where these products are banned.

                          “Affected hog producers choose to hide than cooperate. There are still people making a business out of this. That’s why ASF continues to spread,”ť Dar said.

                          But even with limited resources, the government continues efforts to contain the hog virus.

                          Local laboratories have no capacity to examine blood samples extensively for ASF, forcing authorities to send these to Australia or the United Kingdom in a tedious and expensive process...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.rappler.com/business/249...s-bataan-towns

                            African swine fever hits 2 Bataan towns
                            Random blood samples from pigs in Dinalupihan and Hermosa towns tested positive for African swine fever
                            Randy V. Datu
                            Published 5:34 PM, January 15, 2020
                            Updated 5:40 PM, January 15, 2020

                            OUTBREAK. African swine fever spreads to more cities in the Philippine capital region. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

                            OUTBREAK. African swine fever spreads to more cities in the Philippine capital region. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

                            BATAAN, Philippines – Hog raisers in two towns in this province were hit by African swine fever (ASF), local officials confirmed on Wednesday, January 15.

                            Dr Alberto Venturina, provincial veterinarian, said lab results showed that random blood samples from pigs in Dinalupihan and Hermosa tested positive for ASF...

                            ...Garcia said that there were confirmed cases of ASF in 4 villages of Dinalupihan. The mayor said that she was coordinating with the proper authorities on how to control, maintain, contain, and manage the situation and appealed to the public for their cooperation.

                            Fresh cases of ASF had also been reported in Tarlac and Pangasinan where local officials started culling pigs believed to be infected with ASF.

                            Meanwhile, 21 pigs in Pangasinan were culled on Tuesday, January 14, to contain the spread of ASF in the town of Binmaley. According to Pangasinan provincial veterinarian Jovito Tabarejos, blood samples of these pigs tested positive for ASF.

                            He, said that the culled pigs were just under the one-kilometer radius of a piggery in Binmaley where 34 pigs died of ASF last week...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1091830
                              Another Pangasinan town under state of calamity due to ASF
                              By Hilda Austria January 24, 2020, 3:56 pm

                              MALASIQUI, Pangasinan -- The municipal government here declared a state of calamity on Thursday due to the effect of the African swine fever (ASF).

                              In an interview Friday, Mayor Noel Anthony Geslani said the declaration will enable the municipal government to use the calamity fund to assist backyard hog raisers whose pigs have been culled as part of the protocol against ASF, as well as in supporting the operational costs in containing the ASF virus.

                              Some 678 pigs from two barangays were culled as of Thursday, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) Ilocos regional office.

                              In Barangay Apaya, where the first positive case of ASF in the town was confirmed, about 395 pigs have been culled and 283 hogs in its neighboring barangay, Polong Norte.

                              “The number of hog raisers affected will still increase as culling operations continue in the different barangays within the one-kilometer radius, while blood sampling is also being done in barangays within the seven-kilometer radius,” he said.

                              He added they are also monitoring along with DA some hogs in Barangay Mabolitek, which is near Cabeldatan Basista town, where some pigs also tested positive for ASF.

                              “We are still to identify the amount of indemnification for the affected hog raisers as their number continues to increase,” he said.

                              Geslani also appealed to the traders in the town to obey the lockdown and the protocol enforced by the municipal government to contain the virus’ spread...

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