Strange Disease Kills Several Cattles In Nimba

Report from the town of Ganaglay, Gbehlay-Geh District, Nimba County has revealed that more than hundred cattle have been killed by strange disease in recent times with dozens others in critical conditions.

Speaking to this paper in the commercial city of Ganta, J. Adolphus Tomah said the strange disease has attacked Ganaglay Town leaving hundreds of cattle dead mostly in Gbellay District.

Mr. Tomah disclosed that the strange disease has killed several goats, sheep and other domestic animals in the town. He said some of the animals were sick for few days and later died without knowing the cause of the death of the animals.

He added that since the outbreak of the strange disease in the district there has been no official statement from the County Health Team in the county or from the Ministry of Agriculture in the country. Tomah who just returned from Gbellay Geh District said he is worried because some citizens continue to eat the dead animals without knowing the kind of disease that is killing the cattle.

According to our correspondent in Nimba, for the past week more cattle are now on sale in Ganta but whether the goats or sheep are from Gblellay Geh for fear of being killed by the disease is yet to be established.

When contacted, a nurse assigned in the office of the County Health Officer, Dr. Wesseh at the Sanniquellie Hospital declined to speak on the matter.