Joint Statement Of The Department Of Agriculture, Forestry And Fisheries And The Livestock Industry14 March 2019

On 07 January this year the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries confirmed and reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the high surveillance area of the foot and mouth disease free zone in Limpopo, adjacent to the protection zone.

Subsequently, South Africa lost its World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recognised foot and mouth disease free zone without vaccination status.

Opskrif: Listeriose In DiereVraag: Daar het ‘n berig oor die nuus gekom dat sterfgevalle a.g.v. listeriose in mense in Suid-Afrika voorgekom het. Kom die siekte ook in diere voor?

 

Antwoord: Listeriose word veroorsaak deur ‘n bakterium (kiem), Listeria monocytogenes. Drie sindrome kom voor nl. breinvlies- en breinontsteking (meningo-ensefalitis),aborsies of stilgeboortes en bloedvergiftiging (septisemie). Mastitis en oog- en oogslymvliesontsteking is ook al gesien.