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ASF plague affects 12 CdO barangays

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PNA The Promenade Des Dasmariñas, a public urban garden in Cavite, resumes operations after it was closed when the Covid-19 pandemic affected the province, but park visitors are required to observe minimum health protocols.

The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak which started in the two remote barangays of Cagayan de Oro City (CdO) has already affected at least 12 more barangays in the city proper, prompting the City Veterinary Office (CVO) to intensify its culling operations.

CVO chief Dr. Anthony Acac said the city task force is now concentrating on profiling 500 square meters from the ground zero of barangays Canitoan and Cugman where the outbreak was reported on Saturday.

According to barangay chair Joshua Tabcolaton, some 190 hogs from backyard raisers were culled in Barangnay Cugman, while 29 hogs were surrendered by other backyard farmers.

Earlier, ASF cases were reported in the barangays of San Simon, Agusan, Mambuaya, Macasandig, Baikingon, Puerto, Tablon, Indahag, Patag and Carmen.

Acac said that ASF case management teams are now conducting profiling in backyard hog farmers in the affected barangays.

“We are closely coordinating with the barangays to contain the further outbreak of the virus,” he said.

The CVO has already accounted and carried out culling operations of some 1,000 hogs last week.

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