PH listed as high-risk area as part of Taiwan’s ASF quarantine protocols
After an alleged unreported case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Philippines, Taiwan has listed the country as a high-risk area that could be a potential source of the deadly pork disease.
A Taiwan News report showed that from now on, Taiwan will begin checking all carry-on bags from the Philippines as a precaution against ASF.
This, after possible ASF cases were detected in two provinces near Manila, which has yet not been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
“The Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) announced on Sunday (Aug. 18) that all carry-on bags from the Philippines will be examined by X-Ray machines at the airport and other ports of entry after midnight,” the report said.
“Based on reliable sources, ASF cases have been detected in Bulacan and Rizal Province of the Philippines, even though the authorities have not reported the cases to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE),” it added.