By EVA CASALJAY
September 10, 2019
The Department of Health on Monday gave assurances that pork is safe to eat since the African swine fever (ASF) poses no threat to humans.
It said ASF is a severe and highly contagious viral disease that affects only domestic and wild pigs.
”We want to allay the fears of the public by saying that, as long as pork is bought from reliable source and it is cooked thoroughly, pork is safe to eat,” Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said in a statement.
Duque advised those handling pigs to wash their hands and clean their shoes to prevent the spread of the virus. He also urged the public to support the measures implemented by the Department of Agriculture and to work closely with concerned agencies.
The Agriculture department has given assurances that it will implement measures to curb the spread of the swine flu virus.
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