Cape Verde

ASF found on pig farms in Boa Vista island

Hygiene & Biosecurity

7 cases were confirmed by lab tests and restrictive measures have been installed.

Posted on Feb 23 ,09:54

ASF found on pig farms in Boa Vista island

Local authorities in Boavista Island, part of the Cape Verde Islands, confirmed that traces of ASF were found in pigs raised on several farms located in the Industrial Zone of Sal-Rei, with local authorities making progress with the implementation of sanitary measures, involving the Boa Vista Chamber, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, the Health Police and the National Police, "for the defense of Public Health".
A ban on slaughtering pigs without authorization has been placed to stop the disease from spreading after 7 cases were confirmed by the veterinary laboratory of the Cape Verdean Livestock Service Directorate. Activities such as "slaughtering pigs" without proper authorization ", the movement of pigs between locations on that island and to other islands, including derived products, are" totally prohibited", according to a document released by the island's directorate.
The document also calls for the collaboration of the population not to purchase or consume pork without the health certificate issued by the local veterinary authority "and, under no circumstances, to consume pork of doubtful origin".
The island of Boa Vista is part of the Republic of Cape Verde, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean north of the west coast of central Africa.

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