The Anthrax outbreak in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region has now been contained.
According to the Presiding member of the area, Moses Adogpam, the health directorate has undertaken a series of vaccination exercises as a measure of containing the disease.
Reports of the sale of Anthrax infected animals to persons outside the Sapelga town of Bawku have been on the increase despite a ban placed on such activities.
Moses Adogpam in an interview with Citi News
stressed that any persons caught transporting animals out of the town, will be punished.
“We are saying, no transportation of four-legged animals in and out of the district and no carcass will be sent outside the district so all the butchers’ houses have been closed. All butchers are advised against slaughtering any animal,” he stated.
Mr. Adogpam added: “The public is advised to consume only birds. The animals have been given antibiotics so they can incubate and within a period of one week… they are vaccinated within the Zongo areas.”
“All the cattle in other areas are however being vaccinated, so as at now, we don’t have any cases of infection,” he added.
Four people have so afr died after eating the carcass of an anthrax infected cow in Sapelga in the Bawku West District.
30 cattle have also been killed by the disease.