Suspected Anthrax epidemic hits Bawku West District

A suspected anthrax epidemic has hit livestock in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region.

Joy News sources revealed that over twenty cattle died in one farm alone under strange circumstances.

Some herdsmen and livestock farmers have seen their cattle die strangely. Some of the affected herdsmen told Joy News they woke up Friday only to see their cattle lie dead on their farms.

One of the worried livestock farmers told Joy News they had lost twenty-seven cattle as at Friday. He said the cattle showed no signs of sickness on Thursday and expressed worry over the situation.

The farmer said officers from the veterinary services had visited their farm and injected the animals but the situation is the same.

District Chief Executive for the area, Anaba Adam Moro however said no reports of an anthrax outbreak have been made to his office.

Mr. Moro urged the farmers to remain calm as officers begin thorough assessment of the situation for prompt action to be taken.