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OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH CONFIRMED IN OKAVANGO DISTRICT

Written by on October 16, 2020

The department of Veterinary Services has confirmed an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Nxamasere in the Okavango Sub-District. This was confirmed by the Director of Veterinary Services, Dr Letlhogile Modisa in an interview with Yarona FM news this morning.

Dr Modisa said that veterinary experts who carried out investigations have established the animals which were identified displaying symptoms of foot and mouth confirmed the suspicions. He said his department was waiting for laboratory test results which will inform them about the type of Foot and Mouth they have discovered.

Dr Letlhogile highlighted that they have started implementation of various control measures such as check points and disinfection areas, cattle vaccinations, and the restriction of movement of all cloven-hoofed animals.


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