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Zimbabwe: Alarm as large numbers of cattle die in Zvimba – “maybe it’s COVID-19”

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Zvimba villagers in Zimbabwe are living in fear as their cattle are dying in large numbers with some suggesting that they could be dying from COVID-19.

Some villagers who spoke to Pindula News said the mortality rate was high in Kutama village.

Asked if Veterinary officers were assisting them, they said the officers were clueless. Said, one villager:

_They are clueless. They are also surprised._

Meanwhile, a study “Experimental Infection of Cattle with SARS-CoV-2” conducted by Lorenz Ulrich, Kerstin Wernike, Donata Hoffmann, Thomas C. Mettenleiter, and Martin Beer of Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Insel Riems, Germany, observed that under experimental conditions, cattle show low vulnerability to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Pindula.co.zw report

 

 

 

** This post was originally published on July 12, 2021 **