12-05-2014 01:54 AM | Zambia

200 head of cattle infected with lung plague diesease

The veterinary department in Western Province says 200 head of cattle have been infected with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP).

CBPP, also known as lung plague, is a contagious bacterial disease that afflicts the lungs of cattle.

Western Province veterinary officer Frederick Banda said in an interview yesterday that CBPP has infected cattle from Sipuma and Lilondo areas in Shangombo’s Sinjembela constituency.

Dr Banda said the disease is being controlled by slaughtering the infected animals.

He said Government will compensate farmers whose animals have been slaughtered “These animals are good for consumption and will not cause any health problems to people.
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