Tablas Island in Romblon has registered its first confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) on Tuesday. The result was announced after samples from hogs in Alcantara, Romblon, tested positive for the virus, as announced by the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of Alcantara.
The positive infection was detected in Barangay San Isidro, prompting swift action from the local authorities.
According to an advisory shared on social media by the MAO, the infected pigs were identified through blood tests conducted by personnel from the Municipal Agriculture Office and the Provincial Veterinarian Office.
In response to the confirmed cases, the Alcantara ASF Task Force has implemented stringent measures, establishing checkpoints at the boundaries of Barangay San Isidro. These measures are put up to prevent the entry and exit of pig products to prevent the virus from spreading to other barangays.
On October 3, the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian confirmed the positive cases at Sibuyan Island, Romblon.