Six animals infected with Anthrax disease have been confiscated, burnt and buried by officials of the Lagos State Government to prevent its spread. The cases were discovered during surveillance of animals on Lagos Island and Agege.

No case of human infection has either been identified or reported since the discovery of Anthrax disease in Lagos. Human and animal surveillance activities have been stepped up.

Free vaccination activities and monitoring have also been intensified. Animal owners should take advantage of the exercise by coming forward with their herd for inoculation.

Please report cases of symptoms in animals to the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture Director of Veterinary Services via telephone on 08023427594, 08180703010 or contact the Veterinary Epidemiologist on 08023328244.

Mrs. Olatokunbo Emokpae

Permanent Secretary

Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture


Sunday, July 30, 2023

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