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Schlettwein warns against illegal cross-border movement of animals

Schlettwein warns against illegal cross-border movement of animals

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 24 September 2021.

WINDHOEK, 24 SEP (NAMPA) Agriculture Minister Calle Schlettwein has appealed to the public to stop bringing animals into Namibia from northern neighbouring countries in order to avoid possible introduction of new Foot and Mouth Disease variants, which have been detected in some neighbouring countries.
Schlettwein made the call in Parliament on Thursday, where he noted that field and laboratory investigations have confirmed that the FMD outbreak that started in May 2021 was caused by FMD virus serotype O, ...

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