QUARANTINE IMPOSED ON KISORO ANIMALS OVER RINDERPEST
By Richard Akandwanaho
The Kisoro District Veterinary Office has imposed quarantine on animals in the district as a way to stop the spread of PPR disease in the district.
A ban has also been slapped on sale of animals and their products in a measure to control the deadly and contagious disease.
Pestes des Petits Ruminants (PPR) also known as Ovine Rinderpest is a severe, fast-spreading disease of mainly domestic small ruminants. It is characterized by the sudden onset of depression, fever, discharges from the eyes and nose, sores in the mouth, disturbed breathing and cough, foul-smelling diarrhea and death.
According to the Kisoro District Veterinary Officer; Herbert Ngabo
Bubasha, the ban shall help reduce on the spread of the disease in the district.
Ngabo revealed that at least eleven cases of the disease have been reported in the district, adding that disease shall be contained by putting the ban on the animal sales and movements.
The disease was lastly reported in Rubanda district last month.