Sunday, March 28, 2010

Western Cape no exception to Rift Valley Fever

By Ofentse Mokae
28 March 2010

The department of health has warned that the Western Cape is no exception from the spread of Rift Valley Fever.

It is reported that this is with particular to the slaughtering of livestock especially when it is not properly carried out.

It is further reported that thousands of livestock units in high risk farms will be immunised in the province as part of its preventative strategy.

At least 60 people in the country have been infected with Rift Valley Fever.

Health authorities have assured the public they were closely monitoring the situation.


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