African Swine Fever spreads to the Philippines
Ashish Sutar/FAO
African Swine Fever is spreading fast throughout Asia and has already affected several countries. Recent data from the field reveals outbreaks in Myanmar and now also the Philippines. More than 5 million pigs in Asia have died from the disease or been culled to counter its spread.

Experts fear that that number will rise and warn of increased food insecurity in the region. In the following interview, FAO animal health expert Juan Lubroth takes stock of the situation. Interview: Charlotta Lomas
6min. 20sec.
Topic(s): Animals & livestock
Produced by: Charlotta Lomas, FAO
Reference: 12561