Brucellosis outbreak in China

News: Thousands of people in China have tested positive for brucellosis after a leak at a biopharmaceutical company. Facts: Brucellosis also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever is a bacterial disease caused by various Brucella species which mainly infect cattle, swine, goats, sheep and dogs.  Transmission: Humans generally acquire the disease through direct contact… Continue reading Brucellosis outbreak in China

National Animal Disease Control Programme

News:Prime Minister will launch National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis on 11 September 2019 in Mathura. Facts: About the Programme: National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis is a 100% centrally funded programme. It aims to control Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis by… Continue reading National Animal Disease Control Programme

Union Cabinet clears new initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers

The Union Cabinet has cleared a new initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease(FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers. The entire cost of the scheme is to be borne out by the Central Government.The scheme includes vaccination coverage to 30 crore bovines, 20 crore sheep or goat, and 10 million pigs. Further,the… Continue reading Union Cabinet clears new initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis to support the livestock rearing farmers