Ban on importing pork into Cebu


Authority of the Cebu City will decide issue about import pork on the territory of the province. The final word will say Governor Gwendolyn Garcia today. A ban is needed to prevent swine infection by the plague. The meat of the pork, that was infected with the virus cannot be consumed. If a person eats such meat, they will have a serious problem with health. the Provincial Committee on African Swine Fever discussed measures, which should be taken to avoid an epidemic. Ticks are carriers of the disease, affecting pigs and wild boars. The disease causes bleeding and fever. The virus exists even outside of animals. It can survive in harsh conditions.

Recently, the plague appeared in Luzon. 20% of pork died. Cebu is alarmed by this situation. The authorities want to introduce new rules regarding the importation of pigs and meat.

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