Bahrain rejects contaminated livestock shipment

Bahrain has turned back a shipment of 3,020 livestock (500 goats and 2,520 sheep) coming from an African country through Khalifa bin Salman port.

The Animal Wealth Resources (AWR) said the shipment was rejected due to suspected sheep pox, a highly contagious viral disease that affects sheep and goats and belongs to the Poxviridae group.

The disease is transmitted among sheep during the direct mixing between healthy and sick animals through their breath droplets, nasal secretions, saliva or dry crusts, and indirectly by contact with contaminated tools, it added.


Bahrain News Agency
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