20, Jan.07 ( Sh.M.Network)
At least 14 people were killed and a dozen more of livestock have
died in Lower Jubba province southern Somalia after Rift Valley
Fever broke out in the province. The disease is believed to enter
Somalia from Northeastern provinces of Kenya.
in the province confirmed the victims died from Rift Valley disease.
They described the symptoms as bleeding in the mouth and nose. The
victims died in Afmdow, Diif and Dhobley, settlements in southern
Baghadle, a doctor in Dhobley, has told Shabelle by phone that butchering
livestock for meat was halted after nearly 150 animals were seen
bleeding in the mouth and nose. “We have told people who trade
in meat not to slaughter a sick animal and stop slaughtering animals
at all”, he said.
appealed for an immediate medical assistance to the international
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