African swine fever or ASF

Domestic And Wild Pigs

Fourteen out of 20 blood samples from pigs sent to the United Kingdom tested positive for African swine fever or ASF, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Monday as he assured the public that the disease had been contained. Approximately 7,416 pigs were culled in parts of Rizal and Bulacan within the 1-kilometer radius of the impacted regions, Dar said. These regions are now regarded as the disease’s “cleaned,” he said.