Monday, April 22, 2024

Lagos State Govt. Destroys Six Animals Infected With Anthrax Disease

The Lagos State Government says it has confiscated, burnt and buried six animals infected with Anthrax disease, to prevent its spread.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Olatokunbo Emokpae made this known in a statement on Sunday.

Mrs Emokpae said; “the cases were discovered during surveillance of animals on Lagos Island and Agege.”

Emokpae said that “no case of human infection had either been identified or reported since the discovery of Anthrax disease in Lagos.”

She said human and animal surveillance activities had been stepped up.

According to her, “free vaccination activities and monitoring have been intensified.”

Mrs Emokpae said; “Animal owners should take advantage of the exercise by coming forward with their herd for inoculation.

‘“Please report cases of symptoms in animals to the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture Director of Veterinary Services via telephone on 08023427594, 08180703010 or contact the Veterinary Epidemiologist on 08023328244.”

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