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Entebbe Butcheries Close After FMD Outbreak

29 September 2008

ENTEBBE, UGANDA - Over 75 butchers and abattoirs in Entebbe have been closed following a quarantine put on all animals leaving and coming to Entebbe over threats of the foot and mouth cattle disease.

The closure follows a directive from the government, instituting a ban on meat in Entebbe after detection of the foot and mouth disease in the area.

The Assistant Commissioner Animal Resources, Dr Chris Lutebarika, said the disease was detected two weeks ago and a sanction to stop cattle movement was placed immediately. “We ordered zero movement of cattle to try and contain the disease that would have spread fast to Kampala and other places,” Dr Lutebarika said on Tuesday.

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Source: Moniter


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