Anthrax Disease Hits Bushenyi

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As Muslims across the county slaughter animals to celebrate Eid al-Adha, their counter parts in greater Bushenyi will not due to the outbreak of Anthrax disease in the area.

Officials in Bushenyi are battling to contain an outbreak of anthrax which has so far killed two people.

The deceased all from Shema are thought to have slaughtered the anthrax infected cows and ate the contaminated meat.

Dr. Johnson Kabwishwa, the Sheema district health officer has identified the dead as Muhammad Borobya who died on Monday and Fred Kafureka who died on Wednesday.

He says that five members of one family involved in handling and eating of the carcass have been admitted at Kabwohe health centre IV to avoid any further body contact with the rest of the community.

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Most often deadly, anthrax exists naturally in the soil and affects mainly livestock especially during or after the rainy seasons.

The health officer says all animal products have been banned and warned people against slaughtering  animals until the ban is lifted.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Kuruhira Godfrey Akiiki,  said that the muslims would be affected by the latest ban on the slaughter of animals.

Eid al-Adha is a festival of sacrifice to commemorate the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God.

Sheik Ramadan Kamis Bin Salim, the district khadi, however  warned the  Muslims against slaughtering sick animals saying this is against the Islamic teaching.

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