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African swine fever confirmed in two more Philippine provinces

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 18, 2019
Jonvic Remulla
Asia   Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla

New cases of African swine fever were detected in some areas in Cavite, south of the nation's capital Manila, and in Nueva Ecija on Luzon island.

Topics: African swine fever Philippine

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla confirmed the cases detected in two villages in his province and said a "lockdown" had been declared to contain the disease.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar also confirmed infections in Nueva Ecija, but said they were "limited".

The Philippines, the world's seventh-biggest pork importer, has further tightened its animal quarantine rules to protect its $5 billion hog industry.

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