April 12, 2024
As Yobe State Begins Vaccination Against Anthrax In Livestock
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As Yobe State Begins Vaccination Against Anthrax In Livestock

Vaccination of cattle and other livestock against anthrax  has begun in four local government areas in Yobe State. 

The four local government areas bordering Niger Republic are Machina, Yusufari, Yunusari and Geidam.

Dr Yusuf Maina, Director Veterinary Services at the Yobe Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said on Friday in Damaturu that camels, cattle, sheep and goats were the targeted livestock for the exercise.

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He said the vaccination was advised by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Maina explained that the federal ministry advised all states sharing borders with other countries to take steps to prevent the outbreak of Anthrax as livestock were moved across borders.

He represented Dr Abubakar Kolere, Permanent Secretary in the Yobe Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the kick-off of the vaccination. Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. It occurs naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals.

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