In the wake of the recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Kabarole District, the District Chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga Abooki has called on residents to exercise patience and cooperation as the district implements stringent quarantine measures to curb the spread of the disease. The highly contagious viral disease, affecting cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, has prompted local authorities to take swift action to prevent further transmission within the district.
The quarantine measures include the temporary suspension of the movement of livestock in and out of the affected areas, as well as strict biosecurity protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. While these restrictions may inconvenience some residents, Rwabuhinga urged them to see the bigger picture and recognize the necessity of these measures in safeguarding the district’s agricultural sector.
The district has also implemented a comprehensive awareness campaign to educate farmers and the general public about the signs and symptoms of Foot and Mouth Disease, as well as the importance of reporting any suspected cases promptly.