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African Swine Fever in Zambales: Candelaria Steps Up Biosecurity Measures vs. ASF

African Swine Fever in Zambales: Candelaria Steps Up Biosecurity Measures vs. ASF

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – To contain and prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), the municipal government of Candelaria in Zambales has ordered stricter biosecurity measures. ASF was confirmed in three villages in the town following a confirmed report of infected hogs. On Tuesday, Byron Jones Edquiling directed all barangays in Candelaria to establish ASF prevention and biosecurity measures in consultation with the Municipal Agriculture Office. Following reports of ASF-infected pigs in Libertador, Panayonan, and Taposo villages, Edquiling called for stricter measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The mayor said in a radio interview on Wednesday that a validated laboratory test revealed traces of the ASF virus in blood samples taken from the hogs. ...