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10 Buffaloes Die Of Anthrax In Lake Nakuru National Park

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10 buffaloes have have been reported dead in Lake Nakuru National Park following anthrax outbreak.

According to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials,  doctors are on the ground vaccinating the buffaloes and monitoring the situation.

“We have taken surveillance action and everything now is under control as our veterinary doctors are on the ground vaccinating the buffaloes and monitoring the situation,” KWS spokesperson Paul Githitu said.

The officials have blamed the prolonged drought for the outbreak.

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“During such prolonged drought, the disease tend to manifest itself very fast and this is one of the reason we suspect is the cause of the disease,” said Mr Gathitu.

Samples of the carcasses have taken to the government laboratory for further testing.

Another case of anthrax has also been reported in Elburgon, Molo.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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