Bohol no longer free from African swine fever | Inquirer News

Bohol no longer free from African swine fever

/ 05:02 AM August 11, 2023

TAGBILARAN CITY — Bohol has lost its distinction as the only Central Visayas province that is still free from African swine fever (ASF) after the provincial veterinary office confirmed the first cases of the deadly hog disease in Pilar town. Dr. Stella Marie Lapis, the provincial veterinarian, on Tuesday confirmed that the dead pigs found in some backyards at Purok 6 in Barangay San Vicente, Pilar, tested positive for the virus causing ASF. Gov. Aris Aumentado on July 28 issued an executive order that banned the entry and exit of hogs, including fresh and frozen pork products, into the province. Pilar Mayor Wilson Pajo said the local government had limited the movement of live hogs and pork as checkpoints in San Vicente, including the neighboring villages of San Carlos, Catagdaan and Inaghuban, were set up. —LEO UDTOHAN


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