CORRECTION: Foot and Mouth disease in Kabbe

19 Jul 2017 19:30pm
CORRECTION: MINISTRY NAME CORRECTED TO: Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry AND NOT: Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development IN FIRST PARA.
CORRECTION: INSERT “issued on Wednesday.” IN SECOND PARA.

WINDHOEK, 19 JUL (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has announced an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Kabbe South Constituency of the Zambezi Region.
The announcement was made by Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Milton Maseke in a media release issued on Wednesday.
The outbreak, according to Maseke, affects two kraals and about 1 000 cattle on the Musele Island.
The island and surrounding areas within 10 kilometre radius in the constituency have as a result been declared as an infected place in terms of Section 17 (1) of the Animal Health Act 1 of 2011.
Maseke promised that control measures which include the compulsory re-vaccination of cattle as well as the restriction of movement will be implemented soon.
In order to deal with the outbreak in the shortest possible time, the public is requested to render maximum cooperation to veterinary officials.
Maseke gave assurance that this outbreak is limited to the mentioned area, which according to him has no effect on trade in livestock and livestock products into and out of Namibia.
(NAMPA)
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