TACLOBAN CITY – Two more towns here in the region were added to the list of local government units that recorded cases of African Swine Fever (ASF).
These are the towns of Kananga in Leyte province and Sogod in Southern Leyte.
In Kananga town, positive ASF case was reported in sitio (sub-village) of Sagkahan, Barangay Poblacion.
At least 100 hogs were culled within the 500 meter radius from the area where the positive case as per directive of Mayor Matt Torres.
The local government, as part of the mitigation measure to prevent the further spread of ASF in the municipality, had imposed a two-week pork holiday in the municipality from July 14 to July 28.
Within the two weeks period, selling of pork and other pork based products are prohibited to be sold within the municipality.
Those who are allowed to sell frozen pork products are those who can present COMI and MIC and present that it is sourced-out from ASF free areas.
The LGU also instructed that all piggery farms in the municipality to implement and complete massive disinfection on their respective farms during the pork holiday.
The LGU also prohibited any inter-barangay movements of pigs.
In Sogod town, the positive case was monitored in Brgy. Maac.
Around 300 hogs within the 500 meter radius were depopulated as part of the protocol.
Sogod is the second town in Southern Leyte province that recorded ASF case after Silago town.
The Department of Agriculture has earlier reported of different areas in the region to have confirmed ASF cases which started in Abuyog, Leyte last January 14 of this year.