Foot and Mouth Disease Confirmed in Mbarara, Kiruhura, Lyantonde

Farmers in Kiruhuura, viagra order Mbarara and Lyantonde district are on tension following a confirmed outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease.

The deadly disease was detected last week by veterinary officers who immediately alerted the farmers to halt cattle movement to prevent fast spread.

The disease is believed to have come from neighboring Isingiro after IGP Gen Kale Kayihura overturned government’s 10 year quarantine when the Isingiro district chairman Jeremiah Kamurari threaten to mobilize locals to attack police officers manning  check points.

Speaking to Chimpreports on the weekend, seek Kiruhura Resident District Commissioner Catherine Kamwine confirmed the outbreak in the 3 districts.

“It’s been a week now since we identified the cows that have FMD; we have put a quarantine around those specific homesteads and placed check points in Sanga, Kyappa, Akagate and other areas to keep those areas in isolation,” she said.

Kamwine urged government to bring in vaccines as a matter of urgency to vaccinate the cattle and avoid quick spread of the disease.

The RDC however was fearful that it might be hard to control FMD in a dry season as animals have to be moved to different places in search for water and pasture.

She also blamed the farmers for failing to report the disease until it spread to three different districts.

Kamwine revealed that all markets in Kiruhuura will be closed until the disease is eliminated and that there will be a stoppage on the sale of animals and products especially milk and meat outside of the district, no matter the consequences.

 “We shall not expect markets to operate and no movement of cattle will be allowed in Kanyaryeru and Sanga sub counties whether on foot or on trucks,” she said.

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