ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Due to the presence of ASF cases, the municipal government's African…
4.6K ASF cases are logged in Zambo City.
As the number of cases of African swine fever (ASF) continues to rise, the Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) declared that border control measures are being strengthened.
OCVet chief Dr. Mario Arriola reported on Monday that 4,646 hogs have died as a result of the ASF illness.
Arriola mentioned quarantine checkpoints and public ad campaigns against ASF as border control tactics.
1,091 hog farmers were impacted, according to Arriola.
Since the ASF infection was discovered in May of last year, the city is still considered to be in a red zone.
In the 34 barangays affected by ASF, 1,053 hogs have been killed, according to Arriola.
Nine barangays in the Tumaga veterinarian district, according to him, are the most severely afflicted.
According to OCVet records, the Vitali veterinary district recorded the most hog deaths—1,547—and the most impacted hog farmers—322.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) said that it has teamed up with OCVet to offer the impacted hog farmers food and financial support under the organization’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program.
According to Arriola, the impacted hog farmers received PHP 2,500 in financial compensation for each hog that died.
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