Brucellosis concern

A local insurance provider is intending to develop a micro insurance cover for livestock, specifically to assist dairy farmers. Picture: FT FILE

The Ministry of Agriculture has detected Brucellosis bacteria in livestock in Savusavu and Taveuni. Picture: FT FILE

RECENT tests carried out by the Livestock Department within the Ministry of Agriculture detected Brucellosis bacteria in livestock in Savusavu and Taveuni. The ministry’s senior livestock officer Anasa Ralogaivau said Brucellosis was a highly contagious zoonosis caused by consumption of unpasteurised milk or undercooked meat from infected animals, or by close contact with their secretions. […]

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