Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu
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There is a confirmed outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in the four districts in Bugisu Region.

The affected districts are Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa.

Dr. Felix Odongo, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer, says the disease was first noticed in Bumasete and Bududa sub counties on Friday last week.

He explains that to minimize the spread of the disease to other sub counties, the district has banned the movement of livestock and animal products from the affected sub counties to other areas in the district.

Dr. Odongo also says the districts have banned the sale of milk and slaughter of animals.

He says they have written to the Agriculture Ministry for intervention.

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