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Anthrax: Kwara Assembly proposes livestock vaccination

The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to direct the state Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to liaise with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to urgently embark on a statewide vaccination of livestock against the deadly anthrax disease.

This was sequel to a motion titled “Need for Urgent Control of Community Spread of Anthrax Pandemic in Kwara State” sponsored by the lawmaker representing Share/Oke-Ode State Constituency, Razaq Owolabi, at the plenary on Monday.

The Assembly members, in their various contributions, took turns to speak on the symptoms and treatment of anthrax, while calling for concerted efforts to prevent its outbreak in Kwara State.

The lawmakers also stressed the need for both ministries of health and agriculture and rural development to improve their surveillance of activities of cattle rearers and butchers by ensuring that quarantine officers of the federal, state and local governments are alive to their responsibilities.

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