Department of Agri: No efficient remedy for combating African swine fever

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An agricultural official announced on Wednesday that no cure or vaccine has been demonstrated against African swine fever in response to reports of some anti-disease drugs.

Over the past months, dead pigs infected with the swine fever have been turning up in waterways in Metro Manila, including the Marikina River, forcing officials to enact protocols such as culling in their respective cities.

Some provinces, including Cebu, have also ordered banning pigs from the metro to contain the virus.

The Department of Health earlier said that ASF causes high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhage, and death among domestic and wild pigs. It does not pose a health risk to humans.

The Philippines is one of more than 20 countries affected by the African swine fever outbreak.

An agricultural official announced on Wednesday that no cure or vaccine has been demonstrated against African swine fever in response to reports of some anti-disease drugs.

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