DA-10 confirms first ASF case in Camiguin province

Published July 2, 2022, 9:36 PM

by Franck Dick Rosete

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY —- The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office of Northern Mindanao (Region 10) confirmed on Saturday, July 2, the first African swine fever (ASF) case in the province of Camiguin.

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 located at Antonio Luna Street, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo courtesy of DA-10 facebook page)

An advisory signed by DA-10 regional executive director Carlene Collado said blood specimens submitted by the Provincial Veterinary Office of Camiguin were subjected to laboratory test conducted by the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RADDL-10).

This is part of the disease investigation and surveillance activities of the Camiguin provincial government.

Laboratory results showed that pig blood samples from Barangay Pandan in Mambajao town tested positive for the said viral disease.

The Northern Mindanao’s regional ASF task force already coordinated with the Camiguin provincial government and the local government unit of Mambajao for the ground activities to contain the ASF.

The DA-10 urged the provincial government to strengthen the biosecurity measures on the remaining green zone area in the province.

The said office assured that the regional ASF task force, concerned LGUs, and private stakeholders are doing their best to isolate, eliminate and compensate, manage, contain and control the viral disease.