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Outbreak in Rwanda

07 August 2009

RWANDA - Foot and mouth disease, a highly contagious disease has been reported in Nyagatare district of the Eastern Province of Rwanda.

Officials from the Rwanda Animal Resources Development Authority (RARDA) said that the fatal viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle was confirmed present about two weeks ago.

Dr Théogène Rutagwenda, the Director General of RARDA said that about 244 cows have been diagnosed with signs of the disease.

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Source: AllAfrica


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