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Federal government Confirms First Case Of Anthrax In Nigeria

Written by on July 18, 2023

The Federal Government has confirmed the first case of Anthrax in Nigeria after disclosing yesterday that the disease was detected in a farm in Niger State.

 In a statement made available to Journalists, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that it is deeply concerned to announce the confirmation of an anthrax case in Niger State, Nigeria.

It added that On the 14th of July, 2023 the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria was notified of animals manifesting symptoms of a suspected case of anthrax in a farm in Suleja, Niger State.

According to the statement, all animals affected have died.

The Ministry had a few weeks ago communicated the risk of incursion of Anthrax into the country, following confirmed outbreaks in Ghana and other countries in West Africa.

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