African Swine Fever is rampantly spreading through the Philippines

Feb 12, 2020

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African Swine fever continues to spread but is overshadowed by the coronavirus right now. 
Blood samples have tested positive for African Swine Fever in a southern province in the Philippines over the weekend. The Philippines are the worlds 10th largest pork consumer and 7th largest for importing. Last September nearly half of China's pig population was wiped out in 18 months. Government officials say the disease arrived in the Philippines last September through tainted pork that was smuggled in from China. This week in Bali, on the island of Indonesia, African Swine Fever has wiped out hundreds of pigs. It is good to know that African Swine Fever does not infect humans. 
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