Rift Valley fever outbreak hits South Sudan

The government of South Sudan has confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) among domesticated livestock and humans in 3 counties of the Eastern Lakes State. In a statement, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a state of emergency has been declared following the confirmation of the disease outbreak…

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USAID tackles contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in South Sudan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a German non-governmental veterinary services organisation have teamed up to save more than 20 000 cattle belonging to South Sudanese smallholder farmers from contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). In a statement released on 13 February, USAID said its Office of Foreign Disaster…

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FAO seeks funds for urgent livestock vaccination in South Sudan

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it needs US$7.5 million to fund a critically urgent livestock vaccination campaign before the start of the rainy season in South Sudan. In a statement, the FAO said nearly 9 million animals should be vaccinated before the end of March to…

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