Africa / Animal Diseases / Disease Control / East Africa / Kenya / Livestock / RVF

Why is Rift Valley fever such a menace to livestock in Eastern Africa?

Mid-2010 , the Kenya’s Ministry of livestock development placed its veterinary department on high alert over a possible outbreak of a Rift Valley fever epidemic in the North Eastern, Upper Eastern and Rift Valley provinces.

Livestock Minister Mohamed Kuti, while issuing the alert, announced that a massive vaccination campaign was due to begin in the affected regions to prevent an outbreak of the disease.

Read more … (Kenya Agriculture Stories)

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