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Uganda dispatches teams to contain Anthrax outbreak

Last update: 14/09/2018
KAMPALA, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Uganda's Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries have dispatched teams of experts to contain the anthrax outbreak in the western, northwestern and eastern regions.

Minister of State for Health, Sarah Opendi Achieng told Xinhua on Friday that health and veterinary experts have been sent to the districts of Arua, Kween and Kirihura to contain the outbreak following new cases of the disease.

 "We have a national joint taskforce. The agriculture ministry is providing vaccines for the treatment of cattle while the health ministry has provided antibiotics for those infected.

'’The ministry of agriculture will import drugs for treating the animals and will continue with public sensitisation to avoid eating meat of dead animals," she said.

On Thursday, Tom Aza Alero, the MP for West Moyo told parliament the disease caused by the bacteria bacillus anthracis has left two people dead, 28 infected and over 1,000 affected.....


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