ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The local Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious…
Zamboanga City is still a part of the ASF red zone.
As the number of cases of African swine fever (ASF) rises, this city is still considered to be in a red zone.
Data made public on Monday by the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) revealed that 4,365 hogs have died as a result of ASF.
In a statement issued by the City Hall Information Office, Dr. Mario Arriola, OCVet chief, stated that 34 out of the 98 barangays were still affected by the ASF.
There are now 1,053 hog farmers that are seriously impacted. The city’s ASF infection was discovered in May.
With 322, the Vitali district has the most hog farmers who are impacted by ASF and the highest number of fatalities.
Through the Assistance in Crisis Situation program, the OCVet continues to provide food assistance to impacted hog farmers in conjunction with the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
According to Arriola, they also maintain quarantine checks, border controls, and an education campaign against the ASF.
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