ASF confirmed in Philippine samples

September 10, 2019

The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed yesterday that tests conducted in the UK showed 14 out of 20 samples tested positive for ASF. DA Secretary William Dar said they are now waiting for the result of the viral isolation test which will confirm the virus strain. Since reports of pig deaths came out in August, he said a total of 7415 heads from ground zero have been culled. He noted, however, that quick response by the government and the private sector have helped contain the virus, with no more positive samples.