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THE GOVERNMENT OF BURUNDI TO LAUNCH VACCINATION AGAINST THE GOAT AND SHEEP PLAGUE

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The Burundian government has announced the release of a vaccine that will help stop the spread of a plague that hit the East African nation for the first time late last year.
The mysterious plague has led to losses of upto 4000 animals since it hit .
 
The ministry of agriculture and livestock announced early last month that they are working together with the national veterinary  laboratory of Bujumbura as well as the Pan African Center of Quality Control of the African Union.
‘The diseases that spread from Uganda affected the districts of Gitega,Kirundo,Muramavya,Mwaro and Karuzi” said Mr Rurema,Minister of Agriculture and livestock.
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The ministry announced a ban on the transportation and importation of  goats and sheep as away to control the spread.It also created two crisis committees to deal with prevention and control.
Burundi has received up to $ 3000 from the World Bank, IFAD and FAO to helb deal with the disease, they also announced that they have managed to control  the spread.
Farmers and the public are also set to be trained  on the same.
 
 
 

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