DOH Urges Public To Prepare Pork Thoroughly Due To Swine Fever
DOH – The Department of Health (DOH) recently urged the public to prepare and cook pork thoroughly in order to avoid the African Swine Fever.
A report from GMA News states that the health agency confirmed the arrival of the African Swine Fever to the Philippines.
This was further confirmed by the Department of Agriculture when they detected the presence of the fever in hogs from some areas of the nation.
Health bureau secretary Fransico Duque III further clarified that the swine fever is not dangerous to human health, stressing that they want to relieve public fear via advising them to buy pork from reliable sources and is prepared thoroughly, rendering it safe to eat.
The World Health Organization for Animal Health (WHO-AH), also known as Office International des Epizooties (OIE) described the fever as a severe and highly contagious viral disease on domestic and wild hogs.
As per the report, the health bureau further said that it can infect the herd if they were fed with uncooked or undercooked products that has ASF.
The agency further advised the hog raisers not to have their pigs eat raw or undercooked pork products since the disease can spread easily. They further ordered the raisers to watch over the animals for symptoms in order to isolate them from healthy animals.
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