Rwanda lifts cattle movement ban as Rift Valley Fever contained
The outbreak that was first detected on May 18 in Ngoma, Kirehe, Rwamagana and Kayonza districts, claimed the lives of 99 cows, according to the ministry.
Following a massive vaccination campaign to stop the spread of the disease, no new cases have been reported since July 14, the ministry said in a statement.
The spread of the disease has been contained and the threat posed by the disease was minimized, it said.
Rift Valley Fever is a viral disease of cattle and sheep which is spread to livestock through the bite of infected mosquitoes during years of heavy rainfall, according to the ministry. ■