Anthrax Disease First Case Surface in Nigeria

Anthrax disease

Nigeria records first case of Anthrax disease. Anthrax is a deadly zoonotic disease common to cattle, sheep and goats.

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed first case of Anthrax, a deadly zoonotic disease in Nigeria, NTA report.

A statement by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Federation, Dr Columba Vakuru said the case was detected in a Private farm in Suleja Local government area of Niger state.

He said the case was first dictected on the 14th of July with animals manifesting symptoms of the disease

The Vet officers said a laboratory test confirmed the disease and the farm has been put under quarantine.

To this end the federal and the Niger state government have taken measures to ensure the outbreak is controlled and contained quickly in Nigeria.

The government also announced Plans are underway to conduct nationwide vaccination of cattle, sheep and goats against anthrax.

Surveillance of anthrax will be heightened in livestock farms, markets and abattoirs .