In order to stop the spread of the anthrax disease, the Lagos State Government says that it impounded, burned, and buried six afflicted animals.
Mrs. Olutokunbo Emokpae, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, revealed this in a news release on Sunday. She said the instances were found while monitoring livestock on Agege and Lagos Island.
Since the Anthrax sickness was discovered in Lagos, she claims that no case of human infection has been either found or reported.
She said that human and animal surveillance activities have been stepped up, adding that free vaccination activities and monitoring have also been intensified.
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The Permanent Secretary also advised animal owners to take advantage of the exercise by coming forward with their herd for inoculation.
The state government had through its Ministry of Agriculture last week, announced the commencement of free vaccination of domesticated animals to forestall the prevalence of Anthrax disease in the state.
“Members of the public must not go near or touch animals suspected to have contracted the disease,” the statement read.
“The state government solicits the cooperation of animal owners as Veterinary Personnel vaccinate animals.”
Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. It affects domesticated animals such as cows, pigs, camels, sheep, goats, and wild animals