Anthrax outbreak in Queen Elizabeth National Park


  • The government of Uganda has warned the general public, tourists and residents living around Queen Elizabeth National Park about an outbreak of Anthrax and to desist from eating game meat following the death of over 80 hippopotamuses.

    According to DR. Nicholas Kauta, the Chairman National Anthrax Task Force, 82 hippos and 9 buffaloes have died following the outbreak of the disease. Worst affected areas are those surrounding Kazinga Channel and Lakes Edward and George.

    All people living around the area have been urged to desist from grazing in the game park, report all sicknesses and deaths of wild and domestic animals to local authorities and not to consume meat from sick and dead animals.

    All people living around the area have been urged to desist from grazing in the game park, report all sicknesses and deaths of wild and domestic animals to local authorities and not to consume meat from sick and dead animals.

    Find the detailed press release from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), concerning the outbreak and how it is being contained not to spread.
    For more details Click here.

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