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BREAKING: Deadly Anthrax Disease Hits Lagos, Six Animals Infected


Jul 30, 2023

The Lagos State Government has revealed that six animals infected with Anthrax disease have been confiscated, burnt and buried to prevent its spread.

This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae, in a statement on Sunday said the cases were discovered during surveillance of animals on Lagos Island and Agege.

Anthrax is caused by a spore-forming bacterium. It mainly affects animals. Humans can become infected through contact with an infected animal or by inhaling spores.
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“No case of human infection has either been identified or reported since the discovery of Anthrax disease in Lagos. Human and animal surveillance activities have been stepped up.

“Free vaccination activities and monitoring have also been intensified. Animal owners should take advantage of the exercise by coming forward with their herd for inoculation.

“Please report cases of symptoms in animals to the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture Director of Veterinary Services via telephone on 08023427594, 08180703010 or contact the Veterinary Epidemiologist on 08023328244,” she said.

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