PICTURE: RVF is a disease that affects both animals and human beings.The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. [Photo: Courtesy]
MARSABIT,KENYA 14th,June 2018
THE Marsabit county Veterinary department has lifted the recent quarantine on livestock movement.
The ban was imposed last month after the virus was reported in region and one person died due to infection.
In a letter dated 14-07-2018, Livestock veterinary officer Dr.Boru Boka directed the reopening of livestock markets after a month of screening of livestock in the county.
The livestock department imposed the ban and stopped the movement of livestock in the county after the disease was reported in neighbouring Wajir county and later crossed to Marsabit county.
The veterinary officers in the county also closed livestock markets in the county to prevent the disease from spreading and the disease was put under control.
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that primarily affects animals but also has the capacity to infect humans. Infection can cause severe disease in both animals and humans. When it occurs in human, there is rapid onset of illness, multi-organ failure, bleeding from multiple sites and deaths.