Packwach halts movement of animals over contagious pleuropneumonia outbreak

Pakwach Resident District Commissioner Mr Paul Eseru addressing stakeholders on the imposed quarantine on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

PAKWACH, UGANDA: Pakwach District Authorities have Imposed quarantine on five Sub Counties over an outbreak of contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia and Bovine Pleuropneumonia in the district.

While talking to the media today, the Resident District Commissioner Mr Paul Eseru who said the quarantine implementation shall take immediate effect.

“Movement of Cows and goats including their products from One Sub-County to another has been suspended,” Esure ordered.

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He added that slaughtering, consumption and sale of cow and Goat meat have equally been suspended till further notice.

The contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a disease affecting goats and some wild ruminant species, caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae (Mccp). In goats, the disease is manifested by anorexia, fever and respiratory signs such as dyspnoea, polypnea, cough and nasal discharges.

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On the other hand, bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a respiratory disease of cattle that is listed as notifiable by the World Organization for Animal Health. It is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and causes important productivity losses due to the high mortality and morbidity rates.

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