Agricultre ministry confirms Anthrax outbreakWritten by Petrus Muronga on 11 October 2017.
RUNDU, 11 OCT (NAMPA) – The Directorate of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry on Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of anthrax.
Deputy Chief of Animal Disease Control in the Ministry, John Shoopala confirmed to Nampa that the death of more than 100 hippopotami and 20 buffalos in the Bwabwata National Park on Sunday was due to anthrax.
He said diagnosis of the samples that were taken from the dead animals contained the bacteria.
On Sunday, a total of 109 hippos were found de ...