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Anthrax disease: Lagos destroys 6 infected animals

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By Florence Onuegbu

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

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

She 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.

“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,” she said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Dianabasi Effiong/Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma

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