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Bukedea district under quarantine over foot and mouth disease

By: Melanie Aanyu

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Authorities in Bukedea District have imposed a quarantine in Kamutur and Aminit sub-countries following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

Mr Aloysius Bukenya, the District acting district veterinary officer for Bukedea, said they are trying to establish the magnitude of the infection in the district.

The veterinary officer said the disease is spread through sharing of both grazing and water points.

Mr Bukenya said plans to procure vaccines have been communicated to the line ministry, and as soon as the vaccines arrive, a mass vaccination exercise will be conducted.

Mr James Peter Adok, the Aminit Sub-county chairperson, said 1,300 head of cattle contracted the disease in the sub-county.