ASF in Philippines, outbreaks confirmed near Manila

The Philippines has confirmed that the dead pigs found in several farms near Manila indeed tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF).

Press agency Reuters reported that the announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by the Philippines’ agriculture secretary Dr William Dar. These followed reports last month of an unusual number of pig deaths in backyard farms in Rizal province, near Manila.
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