DA Administrative Circular No. 12, series of 2019, shows the updated status (as of September 21, 2020) of provinces and its corresponding cities/municipalities categorized according to the Zoning Plan covering new African Swine Fever (ASF) affected areas from September 1 to 21.

 In the newly-released circular the Department of Agriculture Region V has confirmed that the Province of Albay, Municipality of Pioduran result from samples submitted by the Albay Veterinary Office last September 16, 2020 was positive of African Swine Fever virus.

Albay Veterinary Office responded to a reported suspected hog from certain backyard farm from Caratagan, Pioduran, Albay. Municipal Agriculture Office – Pioduran and AVO immediately conducted Disease Investigation and sample collection and submitted to RADDL for laboratory confirmation.

Immediately after the result, the DA, BAI – Regional Veterinary Quarantine Service and AVO has coordinated with LGU Pioduran and recommended appropriate actions/protocols to be implemented to contain the spread of the virus.

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