Anthrax campaign going well

Anthrax campaign going well

ABOUT 40 000 cattle have been vaccinated against anthrax since the disease broke out in the Caprivi Region in September.

Approached for comment, State veterinarian Dr Frank Chitate told The Namibian that the vaccination drive was going smoothly. “We had some showers but that has not disrupted our vaccination campaign,” said Chitate, adding the campaign will run until the first week of December.Government has imported 180 000 doses of anthrax vaccine from South Africa at a cost of N$108 000 for the vaccination campaign, which started towards the end of last month.Twenty zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes have died of suspected anthrax in areas bordering Botswana’s Chobe National Park.Only two of the elephants were confirmed to have died of anthrax.Some 170 wild animals have reportedly died of anthrax in the Chobe Park since September.”We had some showers but that has not disrupted our vaccination campaign,” said Chitate, adding the campaign will run until the first week of December.Government has imported 180 000 doses of anthrax vaccine from South Africa at a cost of N$108 000 for the vaccination campaign, which started towards the end of last month. Twenty zebras, 10 elephants and two buffaloes have died of suspected anthrax in areas bordering Botswana’s Chobe National Park.Only two of the elephants were confirmed to have died of anthrax.Some 170 wild animals have reportedly died of anthrax in the Chobe Park since September.

Stay informed with The Namibian – your source for credible journalism. Get in-depth reporting and opinions for only N$85 a month. Invest in journalism, invest in democracy –
Subscribe Now!

Latest News