Rwanda prohibits trade in livestock from Burundi as goat disaster broke out

Rwanda has banned the movement and trade in livestock and their products from Burundi after goat disaster  which suddenly started in Burundi.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources announced the ban yesterday  April 10,2018  after Burundi notified the World Organisation for Animal Health of the outbreak of the highly contagious disease.

“We are notifying especially the security organs within the country and on the border, and dealers in livestock, that the movement of livestock and their products from Burundi is banned,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Burundi announced the plague outbreak on January 9, and said it was prevalent in Gitega, Mwaro, Kirundo and Karusi regions.

Rwanda said that the ban will remain in place until the Burundi is declared free of the plague.

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